Practical Wireless

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Practical Wireless
Practical Wireless, December 1958.jpg
December 1958 Issue
Editor Don Field G3XTT
Categories Amateur radio
Frequency Monthly
Publisher PW Publishing Ltd.
Year founded 1932
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website http://www.pwpublishing.ltd.uk/
ISSN 0141-0857

Practical Wireless is a British amateur radio magazine, now published monthly by PW Publishing of Broadstone, Dorset. The current editor (2013) is Don Field, G3XTT.

History and profile[edit]

The magazine was founded in 1932 (as a supplement) by FJ Camm (brother of Sydney Camm), of George Newnes Publishers. It became an independent weekly in that year, then monthly in 1940 (due to wartime paper shortages). Camm was editor until his death in 1959: it was often referred to affectionately as 'Camm's comic'. Practical Television was a supplement to the magazine for a short while before the war and became a separate publication in 1950.

Clive Sinclair was a freelance contributor who wrote articles for Practical Wireless since his school days. His company, Sinclair Radionics, also advertised their products extensively in the magazine.

The magazine mainly covered topics such as constructing radio circuits, but also related subjects such as electronics, instruments and audio. From the November 1980 issue, Practical Wireless became dedicated entirely to amateur radio.

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