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New Product Showcase: Current ARRL Extra Class License Manuals

Do have your General license? Have you been considering an upgrade to an Extra Class license but keep finding excuses to put it off? You’re not alone. That’s why the […]

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New Product Showcase: Geochron Digital Atlas 4K

For amateurs who have always dreamed about mounting a Geochron world clock in the shack, the technicians at this renowned company have made it easier for operators everywhere to enjoy […]

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New Product Showcase: Nifty Mini-Manual Reference Guide for the Yaesu FTM-300DR C4FM/FM Dual-Band Digital Mobile Transceiver

You can tell a lot about a Ham by what they do with an owner’s manual after unboxing a purchase, especially if it’s a new transceiver. The meticulous type will […]

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Product Showcase: ICOM Bluetooth Headset VS-3—Hands-Free Operation and Remote Control of the IC-705 Portable Transceiver

A huge benefit of ICOM’s new  IC-705 HF/50/144/430 All Mode Portable Transceiver is that it comes with built-in Bluetooth®, something you’ll be thankful you have on your outdoor adventures. Say […]

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New Product Showcase: Red Pitaya Boards for Ham Radio Operators

For less adventurous eaters whose interest in fruits extends no further than apples and grapes, the red pitaya is likely one of those oddities you pass in the grocery store […]

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Why Consider Adding a Winch to the Pivot Base of Your DX Engineering Vertical Antenna?

There was a time when Ham operators didn’t have a lot of good options for easily raising and lowering their heavy ground-mounted vertical antennas. Yes, it could be done—if you […]

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New Product Profile: ICOM IC-705 Portable Transceiver Backpack

Leave it to ICOM to think of everything when a new rig comes out. This is definitely the case with the ICOM IC-705 HF/50/144/430 All Mode Portable Transceiver. In addition […]

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Is an HF Vertical Antenna Right for Your Amateur Radio Station (Part 3)? DX Engineering High Performance 75/80M Vertical Antenna

In our latest installment on DX Engineering HF vertical antennas, we’ll be looking at the 75/80M Full-Size, Heavy-Duty Self-Supporting Quarter-Wave Vertical—a high-performance antenna featuring ultra-wide SWR bandwidth; impressive gain; and […]

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Is an HF Vertical Antenna Right for Your Amateur Radio Station (Part 2)? DX Engineering THUNDERBOLT® Dual-Band High Performance 80/40M Vertical Antenna

In our first post on DX Engineering HF vertical antennas, we looked at the THUNDERBOLT® 40/30M model. Today, we’ll be checking out the THUNDERBOLT® Dual-Band High Performance 80/40M Vertical Antenna—a […]

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New Product Profile: ICOM Magnetic Loop Antenna for Mobile and Portable Transceivers

If you’re already excited about the arrival of your ICOM IC-705 HF/50/144/430 All Mode Portable Transceiver, there’s another reason to get stoked about your future operating adventures outside of the […]