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Articles, Presentations & Interviews

You can find my articles both in published magazines and in different places on the web. 

I wrote a regular monthly column on Network Radios for Radio User Magazine here in the UK up till December 2020. I have also had articles published in the RSGB Journal RadCom, Practical Wireless Magazine and FISTS UK Keynote Magazine -  I have contributed to more than a few blogs, including www.network-radios.com

Dates are included alongside articles, so that you have an appreciation of my thoughts at the time of writing. This is important as my opinions change in the light of both new technological advances and other evidence that emerges. 

List of Articles, Presentations & Interviews (most recent first)

The Inrico TM-9 and a Stock-Take

(Radio User Magazine - December 2020) Print article only

Network Radio in the Voluntary Emergency Sector

(Radio User Magazine - November 2020) Print article only

Sentinels, Vapourware, Hacks and Yellow Frogs

(Radio User Magazine - October 2020) Print article only

5G: Is It Safe?

(Radio User Magazine - September 2020) Print article only

Review: Hytera PNC380 Network Radio

(Radio User Magazine - August 2020) Print article only

The Boxchip S900A: The Future of Network Radio?

(Radio User Magazine - July 2020) Print article only

‘Play Nice or Play Elsewhere’

(Radio User Magazine - June 2020) Print article only

Off-Grid Networks, MANET Systems & Mesh Nets

(Radio User Magazine - May 2020) Print article only

Radio Network: A Family within the Hobby

(Radio User Magazine - April 2020) Print article only

An Unusual Outdoor Trip

(Radio User Magazine - March 2020) Print article only

Zello on Steroids and Scoutsnet

(Radio User Magazine - February 2020) Print article only

The Talkpod N59 - A User Review

(Radio User Magazine - January 2020) Print article only

Network Radio Undercover

(Radio User Magazine - December 2019) Print article only

Network Radio: Good for your Health?

(Radio User Magazine - November 2019) Print article only

Spectrum Issues & the NR Blame Game

(Radio User Magazine - October 2019) Print article only

Network Radio APRS & the DigiCommCafé

(Radio User Magazine - September 2019) Print article only

Live Interview for ‘Radio On The Rocks’ Cafécast

(Soundcloud - 24 July 2019 - streaming audio)

You Are Not Alone On Network Radio

(Radio User Magazine - August 2019) Print article only

Breaking Out of the Semantics Box

(Radio User Magazine - July 2019) Print article only

Coverage Issues & Digital Modes

(Radio User Magazine - June 2019) Print article only 

The Telo Systems M5 Mobile Network Radio (Review)

(Radio User Magazine - May 2019) Available on Radio User website

Getting Out and About

(Radio User Magazine - April 2019) Print article only

Brexit and a Network Radio for Power Users

(Radio User Magazine - March 2019) Print article only

Rugged Radios, Peanuts and Ghostly Remains

(Radio User Magazine - February 2019) Print article only

Returners and Newcomers

(Radio User Magazine - January 2019) Print article only

Short Wave Listening Days - All Over Again?

(Radio User Magazine - December 2018) Print article only

Zello for Radio Enthusiasts (Zello.com Blog Post - 30th October, 2018)

A Sense of Belonging and Working it Like the Hoff

(Radio User Magazine - November 2018) Print article only

Network Radios - A Presentation to the RSGB National Convention (downloadable)

Kents Hill Park Conference Centre - Sat 13th October 2018

PoC Comms, an Interview and Holidays

(Radio User Magazine - October 2018) Print article only

Steve Jobs’ Contribution to Network Radio (Network Radios Website - 28th August, 2018)

Beginning Network Radio (Radio User Magazine - September 2018) Print article only

What have the Romans ever done for us? (Network Radios Website - 30th July, 2018)

Radio for the 21st Century?

(Radio User Magazine - August 2018) Print article only

Network Radio - What’s It All About? (downloadable)

(RSGB RadCom Journal - July 2018) 

This article is copyright of the Radio Society of Great Britain and reproduced with their kind permission

The Joys of Moderation (Network Radios Website -  12th June, 2018)

What is Network Radio and why could it be good for Amateur Radio? (downloadable) 

(Practical Wireless Magazine - July 2018) 

Downloadable PDF courtesy of Practical Wireless

So What is “Real Ham Radio” then? (Network Radios Website - May 16th, 2018)

Kings of the Airwaves? (Network Radios Website - May 3rd, 2018)

A New Radio (Network Radios Website - April 30th, 2018)

What makes a Radio Amateur? (Network Radios Website - April 25th, 2018)

Taking a Break (Network Radios Website - April 6th, 2018)

The Reality of Amateur Radio in 2018 (Network Radios Website - Mar 26th, 2018)

- also published in the Stockton-Delta ARC Newsletter California USA - April 2018 edition

Three Letters to a Magazine (Network Radios Website - Mar 18th, 2018)

“It’s not Real Ham Radio” (Network Radios Website - Mar 7th, 2018) 

- also available in mp3 audio format at the RAIN Report website - Mar 24th, 2018 edition

- directly quoted extensively in "Practical Wireless” UK magazine’s "Emerging Technologies" column - May 2018 edition

- linked to from "Practical Wireless” UK magazine’s "World of VHF" column - May 2018 edition

- also published in the Tri-State ARS Newsletter "Sparks USA - April 2018 edition

- also published on Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) website - August 2018
- also published in SW Ohio DX Association USA newsletter - May 2021
- republished to the Idaho Society of Radio Amateurs
ISRA - October 2021

Network Radios - A Route into Amateur Radio? (Network Radios Website - Feb 28th, 2018)

Network Radios - It’s all about propagation (Network Radios Website - Feb 21st, 2018)

- linked to from "Practical Wireless” magazine’s World of VHF column - May 2018 edition

A Personal Portable Repeater for D-STAR  (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - February 2015)

MB6IWL - What is it & Should I Care? (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - August 2014)

GB3WL inches closer (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - August 2014)

GB3WL - A New Repeater for Wythall (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - April 2014)

What is a Repeater? (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - April 2014)

G100RSGB from the Publicity Perspective  (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - December 2013)

Book Review - Fred Cady: The Elecraft K3 - Design, Configuration & Operation (downloadable)

(FISTS UK KeyNote Magazine - Summer 2013)

Di-Di-Di-Dah-Di-Dah (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - February 2013)

A Winter’s Tale …of Building a Transceiver (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - February 2012)

Another RSGB Trophy for Wythall Radio Club Members (downloadable)

(Wythall RC Newsletter - May 2011)

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Hi! I'm Chris G7DDN.

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