Articles written by: Sean Kutzko, KX9X

Technical Articles

A Change of Scenery: Portable Operating for Every Ham

The convenience of having a ham station at home is tough to beat. Being able to work stations at any time of day or night, without worrying about the cold […]

Yaesu FTDX10 Compact HF/50 MHz 100W SDR Transceiver 

Buying Ham Radio Gear? Ask These Questions First.

It’s always fun buying a new piece of ham radio gear. Whether you’re buying your first HT or upgrading your capabilities to work more DX, getting gear is an integral […]

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Field Day Strategies to Maximize Scores… and Fun

Since 1933, ARRL’s Field Day has been arguably the most popular event in ham radio. It is a rite of passage of sorts, with many hams citing the event as […]

Amateur Radio News

5 Myths About Ham Radio

Whenever somebody finds out that I’m a ham radio operator, I’m peppered with a lot of questions. These are the same questions lots of other hams get, and they often […]

HAM Radio 101

Four Myths about Ham Radio QRP Operating

QRP has certainly been a divisive topic over the decades. Some swear by it, others swear AT it! There is no question that QRP operating poses challenges that most larger […]

Technical Articles

DXing on the Ham Radio Satellites

For those interested in satellite operating, the current climate of low-earth orbit (LEO) “birds” offers the chance to pursue contacts within a good-sized coverage area. Most operators are content to […]


Why ARRL Sweepstakes is the Best Contest of All

When contest season begins at the end of September, there are many great events that contest veterans look forward to, but nothing compares to ARRL Sweepstakes. With roots going back […]

Technical Articles

Ham Radio Basics: QSL Card Info and Etiquette

For over a century, hams have exchanged QSL cards to confirm two-way contacts between each other. Originally used to facilitate technical details about a station’s qualities, over time they morphed […]

Technical Articles

The Path to 488: The GridMaster Award for Satellite Operators

Those new to satellite operating are generally thrilled when they finally talk to another person through an object orbiting in space. As the number of contacts starts to grow, many […]

HAM Radio 101

Video—FM Satellite Etiquette: Five Tips for Better Satellite Success

With interest in ham radio satellites at an all-time high, it’s more important than ever for both new and longtime amateurs to review best practices for operating the FM birds—one […]