Welcome to Practical Electronics Magazine - the UK's No. 1 hobby electronics magazine




This website is no longer maintained. We're reaching the final stages of migrating onto a new website with a new shopping cart and downloadable issues of PE Magazine.


Please now visit www.electronpublishing.com


During a period of transition, some parts of this legacy website are being referenced by the new site, so you may occasionally be directed back here.



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Practical Electronics (PE) is the No. 1 UK magazine for hobby electronics enthusiasts everywhere. Each month’s issue is packed with practical constructional projects for the hobbyist, special features, advice and adverts from specialist electronics suppliers and more besides.


PE is available worldwide from good newsstands, on subscription delivered direct to your door and is now downloadable from Pocketmags for viewing on an PC, iPad and other devices as well.


There’s something to appeal to audio, radio, automotive, home, test equipment, marine  and many more interests.  Microcontroller fans will enjoy our PICmicro projects and free source codes are usually downloadable too. (Our Regulars page has more details.)


PE also sells specialist electronics software, CD ROMs, books, project PCBs and more in our Online Shop.

Whether you’re an electronics novice, student, amateur electronics enthusiast, semi-pro or technician, PE will have something for you.


monitorYou can subscribe to the printed magazine, or try PE PDF Version at a fantastic money-saving rate, or our Pocketmags downloadable version too!


Check the Subscriptions page and choose the version of PE that's right for you.


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Dear Readers,


We are still publishing PE every month as normal!

If you are having trouble locating or buying the latest issue then you can buy it from our new online shop here for EXACTLY the same price and we will post it to your address, P&P included. (UK only).


If you do not have an online account with us yet, then please set one up before adding the issue to your shop cart. Just click ‘Create Account’ top right of this window.

International Readers

For details about sourcing your copy of Practical Electronics magazine outside the UK, plus important news on current and new subscriptions (both print and digital), please see our latest updates here


Matt Pulzer - Publisher


Printed in full colour, all PE constructional details are presented in a high quality, crystal clear style that lets you tackle constructional projects with confidence. Published on approx. the first Thursday of every month.



PE Magazine is published in the UK.

ISSN 9770262 361188

Trade distributors Seymour London W1T 3EX



Here at PE we're very proud of our heritage, having built the 1960's hobby electronics market in Britain from scratch. PE's Alan Winstanley wrote this two-part special article describing the origins of Practical Electronics magazine in the UK, followed by the arrival of its litte sister Everyday Electronics. The articles show how our title evolved over many years, including cover shots of some milestone issues, taking in ETI (UK) and Hobby Electronics along the way.


Download these articles for free:


EPE Magazine 50th Anniversary (Part 1) (PDF 6.6MB)

EPE Magazine 50th Anniversary (Part 2) (PDF 9.8MB)


Please right-click the links and Save As... to download them to your hard disk.


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