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Guide to December 2019 Contests

You’ve got a few more chances to hone your operating skills and capture some end-of-the-year bragging rights before 2019 officially goes in the history books. What are you waiting for? […]


South Orkney Islands DXpedition on the Horizon

With the VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition complete, DXers around the globe can turn their attention to an even rarer DXCC entity. Travel 4,500 miles southeast from Pitcairn Island to the […]


Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition Roundup

The Pitcairn Island VP6R DXpedition team battled muddy trails, challenging propagation, lightning, gale force winds, torrential rains, and even feral cats pouncing on keyboards to log more than 82,000 QSOs […]

Products & Product Reviews

Black Friday Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for the Ham Radio Enthusiast

With Black Friday just two days away, you’re probably dreaming about all the fun you’ll have jockeying for a parking space at the mall or listening to “Let It Snow” […]

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Ham Radio 101: What Does “Barefoot” Mean in Ham Radio?

In Ham-speak, the word “barefoot” has nothing to do with going shoeless in the shack. It means transmitting without the aid of an amplifier. When the topic of amps versus […]

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Word of the Day: Tokelau Islands DXpedition

The ZK3A Tokelau Islands 2019 DXpedition’s 19-member team used a range of DX Engineering equipment while operating from this dependent territory of New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean in […]

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Ham Radio History: Radio Boys

When it comes to classic literature, Ham Radio rarely plays a prominent role. After all, Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, not Of Mics and Men. And despite his name, […]

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What is a Smith Chart?

Look through the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog and you’ll run across a handful of Smith Charts—a graphic display of how RF parameters behave at certain frequencies. Invented by Phillip […]

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What is APRS?

Earlier this week we featured thePicoAPRS-Lite Transceiver Module, which leads us to our Word of the Day: APRS. APRS stands for Automatic Packet Reporting System—an Amateur Radio-based system that Hams […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: bhi Line Level Converter for ParaPro EQ20

Displayed at Dayton Hamvention 2019, bhi’s LLC-1 Line Level Converter changes a speaker output to a line level signal, adding even greater flexibility to bhi’s ParaPro EQ20 Parametric Equalizer. Designed […]