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Mat Antenna Tuner
Products & Product Reviews

mAT-TUNER Automatic Tuner Made Specifically for the ICOM IC-705

A proud member of the venerable Vibroplex family of Amateur Radio products, mAT-TUNER from INRAD has introduced a tuner built for one of the most anticipated rigs in recent memory—ICOM’s […]

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New Product Showcase: Antenna Analyzers from RigExpert Available at DX Engineering

Editor’s Note: For September, our Word of the Day column will be focusing on new products that have become available since the 2020 DX Engineering catalog came out. At the […]

DX Engineering antenna installed in a backyard
Products & Product Reviews

Is an HF Vertical Antenna Right for Your Amateur Radio Station?

In previous posts, we’ve looked at DX Engineering THUNDERBOLT® 40/30M and 80/40M vertical antennas. Today, we’ll explore a popular vertical antenna option for working the “Top Band”—one of Ham Radio’s […]

DX Engineering coaxial surge protector
Products & Product Reviews

Why You Need DX Engineering’s Receive Feedline Surge Protector

When it comes to protecting your valuable equipment, “better safe than sorry” is a motto no Ham Radio operator should take for granted. Like any type of insurance policy, surge […]

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Guide to September 2020 Ham Radio Contests

As we fondly bid farewell (okay, maybe not so fondly) to a summer of missed in-person get-togethers and social distancing, we welcome in a host of Ham radio contests to […]

Antarctica Ham Radio QSL Card

It’s All in the Cards! Making Contact with Antarctica

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Usually we showcase ones from entities that are currently active or will soon be QRV. […]

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Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: Yaesu’s 2M/220/70cm Heavy-Duty Ultra-Compact FM Handheld Transceiver

It’s always exciting news when OnAllBands learns about a great amateur radio rig made even better. So when Yaesu announced that there was a new and improved speaker microphone available […]

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Products & Product Reviews

DX Engineering Starter Packages: A Smart Way to Kick Start Your Ham Radio Career

Why do so many Hams study hard to get their Technician licenses but never actually get on the air? Why do operators enter the hobby with great enthusiasm but then […]

DX Engineering three antenna phasing control box
Products & Product Reviews

Why a Three Antenna Phasing System Can Be a DX and Contesting Game-Changer

Say you’re a contester who’s serious about winning, or a DXer truly trying to “work the world,” even the rarest of the rare. You’ve got a killer setup–three high-quality stacked […]

Icom IC-703 ham radio head unit
Products & Product Reviews

ICOM’s Portable All Mode IC-705 Transceiver Is Coming. Have You Thought About an Upgraded Antenna?

For those chomping at the bit to get their hands on ICOM’s IC-705 HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode Portable Transceiver, you can get ahead of the game by having an upgraded […]