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HAM Radio 101

The Meaning and History of SOS

What does SOS stand for? It’s not “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Souls” like you might think. Instead, the distress signal that originated in the maritime community is communication […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Brands You Should Know: Elecraft

Elecraft is an industry leader when it comes to Amateur Radio equipment. Founded in Watsonville, California, by Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ, the company’s been knocking it out […]

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What are The Monks of Mount Athos?

Mount Athos, or the “Holy Mountain,” is a mountain peninsula located in northeastern Greece that houses 20 monasteries. Completely isolated from modern civilization, Mount Athos has served as a religious […]

Events / Uncategorized

Top Band Update

For some Hams, the culminative moment of their Amateur Radio experience is gaining topbander status by operating on the oldest band in Amateur Radio—160 meters (1,800 to 2,000 kHz). Nicknamed […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: Gus Browning, W4BPD, SK

Gus Browning, W4BPD, SK, made a name for himself in 1967 when he received the honor of being the first inductee to the DX Hall of Fame. A former TV […]

Amateur Radio News

A League of Their Own: The Young Ladies Radio League

Established in 1939 by a coalition of 13 female founders, the Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) is an organization run by and committed to the advancement and promotion of women […]

Amateur Radio News

CW Operators Club Overview

Amateur Radio didn’t begin with long-distance ragchews around the globe. Instead, initial radio communications used continuous wave (CW) communication—a method not using voice at all—for reliable long-distance contacts. Commonly referred […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

CB Versus Ham Radio: Three Reasons They Aren’t the Same

1. Licensing or Lack Thereof Ham Radio requires operators to be licensed. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for regulating the airwaves. Without a license, […]

Events

Winter Sale Day at DX Engineering is Fast Approaching

If the big man in red fell short checking off your DX Engineering wish list this year, rest assured there’s still time to recoup your losses. On Saturday, January 18, […]

Events

How to Get the Most out of Hamvention

This year’s Hamvention is fast approaching and operators worldwide are making travel plans to attend this year’s impressive event. With over 500 indoor exhibits and over 2,500 outside you’ll have […]