Products & Product Reviews

Products & Product Reviews

Guide to Coaxial Connectors: Understanding the Differences Among Coax Connectors

If you’re new to amateur radio, choosing among the various antenna connector types used for radios and antennas may be a bit confusing. They look similar and have cryptic names […]

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New Product Showcase: Current ARRL Extra Class License Manuals

Do have your General license? Have you been considering an upgrade to an Extra Class license but keep finding excuses to put it off? You’re not alone. That’s why the […]

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Extra Gear That Should Be Standard Equipment

It wasn’t so long ago that RF power meters weren’t included in transceivers (or transmitters). You got plate current, grid current, high voltage (maybe), and S units for the received […]

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New Product Showcase: Geochron Digital Atlas 4K

For amateurs who have always dreamed about mounting a Geochron world clock in the shack, the technicians at this renowned company have made it easier for operators everywhere to enjoy […]

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Coaxial Cable Guide: Understanding the Differences Among Types of Coaxial Cable

Though the first coax cable was developed in the 19th century, it didn’t become popular with Hams until after World War II when war surplus was plentiful. Hams liked it […]

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New Product Showcase: Nifty Mini-Manual Reference Guide for the Yaesu FTM-300DR C4FM/FM Dual-Band Digital Mobile Transceiver

You can tell a lot about a Ham by what they do with an owner’s manual after unboxing a purchase, especially if it’s a new transceiver. The meticulous type will […]

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Product Showcase: ICOM Bluetooth Headset VS-3—Hands-Free Operation and Remote Control of the IC-705 Portable Transceiver

A huge benefit of ICOM’s new  IC-705 HF/50/144/430 All Mode Portable Transceiver is that it comes with built-in Bluetooth®, something you’ll be thankful you have on your outdoor adventures. Say […]

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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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Why Consider Adding a Winch to the Pivot Base of Your DX Engineering Vertical Antenna?

There was a time when Ham operators didn’t have a lot of good options for easily raising and lowering their heavy ground-mounted vertical antennas. Yes, it could be done—if you […]

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New Product Profile: ICOM IC-705 Portable Transceiver Backpack

Leave it to ICOM to think of everything when a new rig comes out. This is definitely the case with the ICOM IC-705 HF/50/144/430 All Mode Portable Transceiver. In addition […]