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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 […]

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What is “RBN?”

Reverse Beacon Network is an internet-based network of dedicated wide band receivers around the world which decode CW signals in real time and generate “spots” which contain frequency, signal strength, […]

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How to Use DX Engineering’s Custom Cable Builder

Looking for a smart way to improve station performance without making a big investment? A good place to start is installing quality coaxial cables and connectors. How you choose to […]

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Weatherproofing 101: Quick Guide to Weatherproofing

When it comes to Ham Radio, water is not your friend. Taking the time to properly weatherproof your outdoor equipment can keep your station operating at peak performance and keep […]

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What is an Antenna Capacity Hat?

Back in the day, folks used to say that you’re never fully dressed without a hat. In the Ham world, DX Engineering Hot Rodz® Adjustable Antenna Capacity Hats for select […]

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SOTABeams WOLFWAVE–What it Is and How it Can Help You

Today’s Word of the Day comes courtesy of SOTABeams, creator of the breakthrough WOLFWAVE Advanced Audio Processor, now available from DX Engineering. Connect the WOLFWAVE to your headphones or speaker […]