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The Age-Old Debate: New vs Used HAM Radio Equipment

To buy new or not to buy new, that is the question. If Hamlet had been an amateur radio operator (with a name like Hamlet, why not?), maybe he would […]

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Should You Use a G5RV Antenna?

A group of us were sitting around a table at the local pizzeria, hashing out the details for the upcoming Field Day. Next on the agenda was antennas—and everyone had […]

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How to Make Professional Ground Rod Connections for Your Shack or Antenna System

A “Cadweld One Shot” is ideal for making permanent, reliable connections to your ground rods. It’s a very cool process that is easy to do and will impress even the […]

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How to Use DX Engineering’s F-Connector Tightening Tool

Much of the newer ham radio receiving gear uses F-Connectors. Most everyone is familiar with this type of connector. You find them on the back of your TV set, your […]

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How to Choose an Antenna Analyzer

This is a question many new (and experienced) amateurs face today. There are many styles and types of antenna analyzers available, and it’s not easy to sort them all out, even for […]

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DX Engineering “Grateful” for Visit from Audio Legend Bob Heil

Next to guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Bob Heil may be Ham Radio’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll superstar. The congenial co-host of the weekly Ham Nation netcast has a lifetime’s worth […]

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How to Keep Your CW Paddle in Place

Some hams with nice radio tables find that their CW operations tend to move the paddle around a bit. Chasing the paddle during a contest can be aggravating as all […]

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DX Engineering Expands Its Lineup of Color-Coded Ferrite RF Noise Reduction Kits

DX Engineering now offers Color-Coded Ferrite RF Noise Reduction Kits covering a wider range of uses. Kits contain toroids and snap-on beads for specific RF suppression applications (linear amplifiers, AM […]

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Mailbag: Using a Thimble with EHS Guy Wire or Phillystran Guy Line Big Grips

Q: When should I use a thimble with EHS Guy Wire or Phillystran Guy line Big Grips? A: Whenever a Big Grip is attached to a metal guy bracket or guy anchor, you should always use an appropriately-sized thimble. The thimble […]

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SWR Meters–and Why You Need One!

Your SWR (standing wave ratio) meter looks at forward (used) power and reflected (wasted) power as a measure of antenna system efficiency. This basic measurement has been used for decades […]