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Monitoring Monthly September2008

The Third Year of Best Selling Radio Listeners' Magazine!

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MM September 2008

Volume 3 Issue 9!

What are your interests? New products, VHF/UHF, Broadcast or utility DX, satellite news feeds, Military communication and excercises, Earth observation satelites, airbands, data modes, space, Motor sport comms, news of what's happening in the radio arena around the world, then monitoringmonthly is the magazine to keep you informed.

This month in monitoringmonthly you can find the following.

  • MONEY SAVING OFFER - Save on pocket sized scanner: Alinco DJ-X3 - Save £20!
  • Win Once Again With MM - Over £90 worth of prizes!
  • Yet another free to enter competition.
  • As reviewed in the August 2006 issue of monitoringmonthly, the Bearcat UBC72XLT, is on offer in our free prize draw.
  • As we say - you can't WIN if you don't enter!

The Features Include:

  • Red Sands Radio - Double Helping
    Kevin Nice recently had the opportunity to make a very special journey, seven nautical miles into the Thames estuary on a mirror calm day. He landed on the WWII fort, formerly home to Radio Invicta and Radio 390 and spent a great time exploring the structure and the new radio activity within. He also reports on GB0RSR's activity from the fort that took place soon after his trip.
  • Getting Started - Nils Von Storch
    Monitoring Monthly seems to have been the catalyst for a few readers to try something new. German reader Nils von Storch explains how he began monitoring Satellite downlinks.
  • RAF Waddington International Airshow 2008
    A short preview of the Airshow you must visit - The MM team will be there. Stock up with books and tempt youself with the AirNav RadarBox and UBC3500XLT CloseCall Scanner.
  • GB7MM Dorset D-Star
    Faced with a D-Star repeater coverage hole in the county of Dorset, MM Editor Kevin Nice G3UNR took decisive action and got organising. Quickly, a team of skilled enthusiasts were recruited, an NoV issued and a repeater was on air. See what went on to get GB7MM running.
  • Scanning Update
    Dave Roberts provides both a light hearted and a serious view of the latest insight into the fascinating world of scanning and related subjects.
  • Signals From Space - Part 20 Deep Space
    In this instalment of Signals from Space, Alexander James look at some Ôdeep space' vehicles and what you need to use in order to receive signals from them.
  • Digital Radio Explained
    Kevin Ryan looks at the a.m. and f.m. hybrid modes, together with DRM and DAB, as he continues his regular look at the fascinating world of digital broadcast radio in the UK and around the world. Don't miss the UK's number one coverage of digital broadcast developments.
  • Hands On With Hardy - DAB Slim Jim Antenna
    Clive's 'Hands On With Hardy' construction project is the easy to build DAB 'Slim Jim' antenna. Read on to see how Clive goes about building the 'Slim Jim' which gives him error free reception from all the stations on the multiplexes covering Clive's area.
  • Mode-A-Month Part 5
    Clive continues his look at transmission modes in use across the radio spectrum around the world and beyond. This month, Clive explains about a modified form of amplitude modulation that was discussed in the last issue..
  • MM Special Offer
    Don't miss this chance of a bargain mini wideband scanner featuring stereo f.m broadcast reception. Save £20 with MM when you buy an Alinco DJ-X3 great for airshows with 8.33kHz steps and so much more! Save £20! Alinco DJ-X3 offer MM Price .

Amongst the monthly regulars you'll find,

  • Martin Peters - Readers' Logs & News - What MM readers have received.
  • Andy Lyass - Flight Path - Our regular look at airbands and aviation, Mainly civil.
  • Keith Hamer & Garry Smith - TV DX - All the latest TV news and reception reports from afar. 
  • Dave Roberts - Scanning Update, the lastest
  • Clive Hardy - Amateur Scene - A taste of amateur radio.
  • Pat Carty - Ops Normal - The fascinating world of Mil-Coms, exercises and more, right from where the action happens! 
  • Ben Hogan - HF Utility radio.
  • Jacques d'Avignon - HF Propagation Forcast around the globe. 
  • Paul Beaumont of ENIGMA 2000
  • Greg Baker - Brings a quarterly look at the radio scene in Australia and South Pacific area.
  • Roger Bunney - Satellites View - a regular look at  Clarke Belt News Feeds
  • Tony Currie - A Broadcasters View - The perspective from the other side of the transmitter. name but a few! Our aim is to be at the forefront of the hobby - and that's where you say we are!

Make sure you don't miss the next issue of monitoringmonthly! We've set about making sure that the best authorities in the hobby are writing for monitoringmonthly. Our massive 100 page issue is jam packed with radio essentials! In every issue, we provide practical wireless and radio advice from our knowledgable authors and whether you are just a radio user, or a keen enthusiast - MM has something for you!. Brought to you by the the team you can trust to bring you the very best!

You get much more with monitoringmonthly. Our downloadable PDF subscriptions for £29.95 per year or just £4.95 for subscribers to our paper version, are becoming very popular indeed! We continue to bring you the best radio magazine in the land! If you are looking for quality covereage of radio related subjects, then this is the place to be. The magazine of choice for real listening enthusiasts just keeps getting better. MM is the best selling and best loved radio listeners' magazine in the UK. Produced by the Team You Can Trust to bring you what you want!

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