HAM Radio 101

HAM Radio 101

Local Clubs: How Are They Important and How Can They Help?

Local clubs are the backbone of the amateur radio community. They provide support by sponsoring radio classes, mentoring new Hams, and holding licensing sessions. Club meetings are also a place […]

HAM Radio 101

What Does It Mean to be a Ham? An Overview of Rules, Regulations, and Responsibilities.

From its early days in the 1900s, Amateur Radio has grown to become a treasured and invaluable communication tool for men and women throughout the U.S. and around the world. […]

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Getting Along with Your Non-Ham Neighbors

We tend to get a bit of tunnel-vision when it comes to Ham radio. After all, we’re really into the hobby. But that doesn’t always mean everybody else is. In […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

New Product Showcase: Red Pitaya Boards for Ham Radio Operators

For less adventurous eaters whose interest in fruits extends no further than apples and grapes, the red pitaya is likely one of those oddities you pass in the grocery store […]

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A Beacon of Safety at Sea: the Maritime Mobile Service Network

Founded with the intent to “Serve Those Who Serve,” the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) was launched in 1968 by Amateur Radio operators Winston (the Chaplain), KB5YX, formerly WB4AKB; Steve […]

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Earn Your ARRL VUCC Award

There’s a lot more to being a Ham than working HF. Just ask the operators who devote their on-air time to earning the ARRL’s VHF/UHF Century Club Award (VUCC). The […]

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Word Origins: What does “DX” Mean?

On July 25, 2020, DX Engineering will be holding its first-ever, all-day combined virtual event, featuring the DXE Virtual Hamfest from 9 am to noon and DX Academy (see more […]

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Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Inventor Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937)

There are often more minds involved in the creation of an invention than the one that receives ultimate notoriety and acclaim, particularly with an invention as complex and cutting edge […]

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Solar Cycle 25 Update

What does Solar Cycle 25 have in store? While no one can know for sure, here’s the latest news from the National Weather Service. Based on results of NOAA’s Solar […]

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Staying at Home? There’s No Reason Why Amateur Radio Operators Can’t Stay Connected

While the COVID-19 outbreak gives Hams a chance to work on their stations alone and contemplate future projects in the solitude of the shack, there are still plenty of ways […]