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Guide to Choosing Heil Headsets for Amateur Radio

If you’re thinking about upgrading your station for the VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition (October 18 to November 1), you’re going to want high-quality audio equipment in your shack. You can’t […]

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What is a Band Plan?

A band plan is established by a DXpedition team to let operators around the world know what bands they will be on and in what modes. For the VP6R 2019 […]

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Word of the Day: Topbander

For many Ham Radio enthusiasts, there’s no greater challenge than being a topbander—someone who operates on 160 meters(1,800 and 2,000 kHz). The oldest Amateur Radio band and, at one time, […]

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Ham Radio Amplifiers Buyer’s Guide

If you’ve set your sights on logging an ATNO or filling bands during the Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition (October 18 to November 1), consider upgrading your DXing capabilities with […]

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Bio: Tom Christian, VP6TC/VC6TC (SK)

For the next few days, our Word of the Day column will be focusing on the upcoming Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition scheduled for October 18 to November 1. For […]

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Guide to October 2019 Contests

October should be a busy month for Ham Radio contesters. Here are a few highlights: Oceania DX Contest Phone (October 5-6) ARRL’s EME—50 to 1296 MHz (October 19-20): Work as […]

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What is the World Castles Award (WCAgroup.org)?

For many Hams, being an amateur operator is about more than simply getting on the air and logging QSOs. It’s about solving problems, conquering challenges, and, above all, learning new […]

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What is Jamboree-on-the-Air (Jota)

Teaching youth how to respond to emergencies has always been at the core of the Scouting program. Today, along with learning skills such as CPR and first aid, Scouts worldwide […]

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Word of the Day: Lockout

A means of preventing two transmitters from keying or transmitting simultaneously. A hardware lockout accomplishes this task by inhibiting the transmit/key line on the different radios with a lockout circuit. […]

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Sporadic-E…and How to Make Sporadic-E QSOs

Propagation that utilizes the E layer of the ionosphere. Since this layer is inconsistently ionized and is lower than the F layers that support more reliable HF propagation, such propagation […]