Articles written by: Tom Parkinson, KB8UUZ

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, holds an Extra Class license and has been licensed since 1994. He enjoys DXing, contesting, and getting QSL cards. Honors, associations, and activities include: Over 30,400 logged contacts, DXCC with 298 confirmed, VUCC with 366 grids confirmed, WAS, WAC, WAZ, CQ Field Grid, Worked All Counties, ARRL Life Member, ARRL A-1 Operator, ARRL Volunteer Examiner, ARRL WAS Card Checker, 10-10 Life Member, Association of Naval Aviation Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars Life Member, and American Legion Member.


New DXCC Entity Announced on April 1—Micro Pohnie

The newest DX entity is the Republic of the Micro Pohnie Islands. The call signs assigned to this island republic are 1APR1 – 30APR30. This small island chain is located […]

PCARS Ham Radio Newsletter
HAM Radio 101

Amateur Radio Newsletters—Practical Advice on Putting One Together for Your Club

Your club newsletter is the introduction of your club to prospective members. Many hams (new and old) will visit a club website to see what the club is like or […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Tech Tips for Assembling/Installing a New Beam or Vertical Antenna

Here are just a few tips on what to do when assembling a new antenna. The suggestions hold true for both vertical and horizontal antennas. This is a basic information […]