HAM Radio 101

HAM Radio 101

Extra Class License—and Why It’s Worth the Effort!

So you’ve passed your Technician and General Class License tests! Congratulations! Maybe now it’s time you go for the big enchilada—the Amateur Extra Class License. Here’s why it’s worth the […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

CB Versus Ham Radio: Three Reasons They Aren’t the Same

1. Licensing or Lack Thereof Ham Radio requires operators to be licensed. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for regulating the airwaves. Without a license, […]

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What is a Ø—Zero/Slash?

For Hams with the letter O or number 0 in their call signs, the zero/slash symbol (Ø) is an indispensable tool to eliminate confusion and make sure information gets logged […]

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What and When is Winter Field Day?

Winter Field Day, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), will take place the weekend of January 25 to 26, 2020. It’s a great opportunity for Amateur Operators to […]

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Ham Radio History—OSCAR 1, the First Amateur Radio Satellite

Amateur Radio satellites have come a long way since the early days, but none are more important than the first—OSCAR 1. As the seminal Amateur Radio satellite to be launched […]

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ARRL On the Air Magazine: A New Reference for New Ham Radio Operators

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is a whopping 1,280 pages filled with a mind-boggling accumulation of information about Ham Radio. Drop one on your foot and you’ll soon understand […]

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Exploring Some Ham Radio Resolutions

To our fellow Hams around the world, all of us at OnAllBands and DX Engineering—from the designers who come up with new Amateur Radio products to the folks who pack […]

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Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brady’s DXpedition to Bouvet Island

Credited as being the most remote island in the world, a trip to Bouvet certainly isn’t for the weak of heart—which is why, if you’re anything like us, you’ll really […]

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Zulu Time, UTC Time Explained

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the globally used time standard. It’s a 24-hour clock that’s based on the 0° longitude meridian, known as the Greenwich Meridian, and it’s what meteorologists […]

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Merry Christmas from DX Engineering!

The staff at DX Engineering would like to wish a very heartfelt Merry Christmas and happy holiday season to our companion Hams around the globe. As Amateur Radio operators, we […]