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Product Profile: AlexLoop Walkham Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna

From time to time, our Word of the Day feature will showcase a new product available at DX Engineering. Today, we’re highlighting the premier version of the world-famous AlexLoop Walkham […]

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Product Profile: Flexible Copper Grounding Straps

Flexible Copper Grounding Straps are solid, bendable copper straps used to build low-inductance, high-performance grounding systems as an alternative to tinned-copper braid. With a much larger surface area and lower […]

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Word of the Day: Footswitches

DX Engineering Footswitches are used for keying transceivers, amplifiers, and other radio or electronic equipment with your foot. They’re outfitted with spring-loaded pedals, slip-proof foot pads, and rubber feet for […]

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Product Profile: Equipment Covers

The equipment you buy as an Amateur Radio operator is a noble investment—and one that’s worth protecting. Don’t give dust and dirt any time to settle on the days you’re […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

Beyond Your Local Repeater: 15 Things to Do with a Technician License

You studied hard and passed the test—congratulations, you’re a Ham Radio operator! With that new Technician license in hand you can now get on the air. But what, exactly, does […]

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Product Profile: Equipment Cases

Hams can be hard to keep home. From fox hunts to portable operations to DXpeditions, they’re always off on another adventure—and it can take a toll on the delicate instruments […]

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What is the ARRL Rookie Roundup?

For Hams who have just become licensed or new contesters who may be intimidated by the skill of more seasoned operators, ARRL’s six-hour-long Rookie Roundups (held in April/SSB, August/RTTY and […]

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Holiday Gift Guide: Reference Books

This holiday season get the Hams in your life the gift that keeps on giving with reference and log books that will keep them up-to-date with new information for their […]

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Guide to December 2019 Contests

You’ve got a few more chances to hone your operating skills and capture some end-of-the-year bragging rights before 2019 officially goes in the history books. What are you waiting for? […]

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Ham Radio 101: What Does “Barefoot” Mean in Ham Radio?

In Ham-speak, the word “barefoot” has nothing to do with going shoeless in the shack. It means transmitting without the aid of an amplifier. When the topic of amps versus […]