HAM Radio 101

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: Radio Boys

When it comes to classic literature, Ham Radio rarely plays a prominent role. After all, Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, not Of Mics and Men. And despite his name, […]

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What is a Smith Chart?

Look through the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog and you’ll run across a handful of Smith Charts—a graphic display of how RF parameters behave at certain frequencies. Invented by Phillip […]

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What is APRS?

Earlier this week we featured thePicoAPRS-Lite Transceiver Module, which leads us to our Word of the Day: APRS. APRS stands for Automatic Packet Reporting System—an Amateur Radio-based system that Hams […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: bhi Line Level Converter for ParaPro EQ20

Displayed at Dayton Hamvention 2019, bhi’s LLC-1 Line Level Converter changes a speaker output to a line level signal, adding even greater flexibility to bhi’s ParaPro EQ20 Parametric Equalizer. Designed […]

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Product Profile: PicoAPRS-Lite Transceiver Module

From the innovators at WiMo comes a remarkably powerful and versatile APRS module that can slide into your pocket or easily install out-of-sight in your vehicle, yet is ideal for […]

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Product Profile: RF-KIT’s RF2K-S Solid State Linear Amplifier

Of all the new products in the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog, none have come with greater anticipation than RF-KIT’s RF2K-S Solid State Linear Amplifier. Available exclusively in North America […]

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Word of the Day: Ham Radio Catalog

If you remember the thrill of leafing through a holiday catalog as a kid—circling all the pipe-dream stuff you wanted but knew you would never acquire—you’re hardly alone. Years removed […]

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What is the Antique Wireless Association?

The Antique Wireless Association (AWA) is committed to making sure the bygone days of radio are not forgotten. Per its website, the AWA’s vision is “To preserve and share the […]

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Guide to November Contests

November is the season to give thanks for some of the year’s best Ham Radio contesting opportunities. Here are a few highlights: ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW (November 2-4) 2100 UTC […]

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What is a “The Wouff-Hong?”

In honor of Halloween, our Word of the Day features an object designed to strike terror in the hearts of any amateur operator who ever called CQ. Of course we’re […]