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HAM Radio 101

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 […]

HAM Radio 101

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 […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: PicoAPRS-Lite Transceiver Module

From the innovators at WiMo comes a remarkably powerful and versatile APRS module that can slide into your pocket or easily install out-of-sight in your vehicle, yet is ideal for […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: RF-KIT’s RF2K-S Solid State Linear Amplifier

Of all the new products in the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog, none have come with greater anticipation than RF-KIT’s RF2K-S Solid State Linear Amplifier. Available exclusively in North America […]

Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: Switch Pad 8 Transceiver Memory Keypad

This week in our Word of the Day column, we’ll be focusing on what’s new in the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog. Turn to Page 4, Featured New Products, and […]

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Word of the Day: Ham Radio Catalog

If you remember the thrill of leafing through a holiday catalog as a kid—circling all the pipe-dream stuff you wanted but knew you would never acquire—you’re hardly alone. Years removed […]