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HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Footswitches

DX Engineering Footswitches are used for keying transceivers, amplifiers, and other radio or electronic equipment with your foot. They’re outfitted with spring-loaded pedals, slip-proof foot pads, and rubber feet for […]

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Product Profile: Equipment Covers

The equipment you buy as an Amateur Radio operator is a noble investment—and one that’s worth protecting. Don’t give dust and dirt any time to settle on the days you’re […]

Products & Product Reviews

Handheld, Mobile, and Base Station Starter Packages Make Getting Started in the Hobby Easier

With license in hand it’s time to set up your shack, but the glittering array of transceivers, antennas, and connectors can overwhelm many new operators. That’s why DX Engineering offers […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: Equipment Cases

Hams can be hard to keep home. From fox hunts to portable operations to DXpeditions, they’re always off on another adventure—and it can take a toll on the delicate instruments […]

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Product Feature: Paddle Pads

Keep CW paddles, straight keys, and bugs secure during intense contest excitement with DX Engineering PaddlePads. They may seem sticky to the touch, but these friction pads are residue-free with […]

Events / HAM Radio 101

What is the ARRL Rookie Roundup?

For Hams who have just become licensed or new contesters who may be intimidated by the skill of more seasoned operators, ARRL’s six-hour-long Rookie Roundups (held in April/SSB, August/RTTY and […]

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Buyer’s Guide: Examining Your Microphone Options

Not all microphones are ideal for radio communications. While you may be thrilled with the mic you use to belt out “Sweet Home Alabama” on karaoke night in your living […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Holiday Gift Guide: Reference Books

This holiday season get the Hams in your life the gift that keeps on giving with reference and log books that will keep them up-to-date with new information for their […]

Events / HAM Radio 101

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 […]