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It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from Swains Island

Ranked as the 27th Most Wanted DXCC Entity per Clublog as of September, Swains Island will be the hot spot for DX chasers the world over when this rarely visited […]

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DX Engineering Provides Gear for Rare Activation of Swains Island in October

The much-anticipated 2023 W8S Swains Island DXpedition, scheduled to begin October 4 and run for about two weeks, is just around the corner. Ten operators from Germany, the Netherlands, and […]

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W8S—An International DXpedition to Swains Island

Motto: “What do you expect to find there? Well, if I knew, I wouldn’t go there!” Jean Jacques Cousteau On October 4, 2023, a group of 10 ham operators from […]


Get Ready for the QSO Party with a Higher Purpose—The Solar Eclipse QSO Party

The researchers at HamSCI (Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation) know how to throw one massive party—so big, in fact, that even the sun and moon got invitations. The organization’s upcoming […]

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Operate Portable and Win Awards with World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio

If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to get outdoors and soak up the gorgeous fall foliage, international amateur radio organization World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) has you covered. […]

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Ham Radio Operating Event Spotlight: Route 66 On The Air

How many people enjoy the 13 Colonies special event? It seems like the number grows every year! The organizers sure have their work cut out for them. If you are […]


Guide to September 2023 Ham Radio Contests

While fall is the season of change, one thing remains constant—there’s always plenty to do in the world of amateur radio! Tune up for Contest Season with a varied selection […]

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Traveling to Hamfests

I’ve spent the entirety of my life living somewhere between seven and 31 minutes from Dayton Hamvention. Growing up, this meant nothing to me since I had no exposure to […]

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Young Hams Make QSOs Around the Globe at K3LR Super Station

The 2023 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) is in the books—and by all accounts it was a huge success. Hosted by DX Engineering CEO Tim Duffy, K3LR, at […]

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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August 19-20)—Hams Hit the High Seas to Raise Historical Awareness

On August 19-20, amateur radio operators will travel by land, sea, or sky to lighthouses and lightships across the globe to participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), hosted by […]