Articles written by: Wayne KE8JFW

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Get Ready for the Hamvention® QSO Party! A Guide to Upcoming Ham Radio Contests

As we all practice prudent social interaction in the days ahead, operating from our home stations can be a great way to ease the stress by reaching out to our […]

Technical Articles

What’s Shortwave Listening and What Equipment Do You Need?

While many Hams have the gift of gab or prefer making contact with other operators through Morse code or RTTY, there are millions of radio enthusiasts content to practice a […]

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It’s All in the Cards: QSL Cards from the Ivory Coast

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. To highlight upcoming DXpeditions, we’ll be displaying a few of our favorite cards along with […]

HAM Radio 101 / Uncategorized

Word of the Day: WAC (Worked All Continents Award)

If you’re relatively new to DXing, the thought of “Working the World” may seem daunting. Yes, it may be a “Small World After All” in Disney-speak, but in Ham terminology, […]

HAM Radio 101

What Is an End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW) Antenna?

The popular End-Fed Half-Wave (EFHW) Antenna is an easily portable, high-impedance (2,000-4,000 ohm) wire antenna that resonates on its fundamental frequency and all harmonics above. Several ways exist to bring […]

Technical Articles

How-To: Demonstration of Radio Analog’s Panadapter Module for Icom IC-7300

Think one of Icom’s most beloved transceivers, the IC-7300, couldn’t get any better? Think again. IC-7300 owners who have always wanted to view the rig’s panadapter in an easier-to-see format […]

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: Novice Licenses

Many Amateur Radio operators got their feet wet in the hobby by receiving a Novice Class operator license. First issued in 1951, this entry-level license required the applicant to pass […]

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It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Swains Islands

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. To highlight upcoming DXpeditions, we’ll be displaying a few of our favorite cards along with […]

Technical Articles

A Quick Guide to Dummy Loads

In an RF system, a dummy load, also known as a “dummy antenna,” is a device that simulates an electrical load, allowing Hams to accurately adjust and test their transmitters […]

Technical Articles

Video: How to Combat 2-Meter Interference on a Hilltop

SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, discusses how to identify and remedy 2-meter interference when operating from a Summits On The Air (SOTA) location. Will attaching a better antenna do the trick? Find […]