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Word of the Day: ICOM IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz Transceiver

In our last Word of the Day column, we talked about the details of DX Engineering’s first Hamfest—a free event August 10, 2019, at the Summit Racing Equipment Retail Super […]

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Why Deburring is Essential When Building Antennas

To deburr or not to deburr? Any Ham Radio do-it-yourselfer who has suffered a painful cut while working with machined metal or plastic tubing knows there can only be one […]

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The Right Tools Can Take the Pain Out of Prepping Coaxial Cables

Before precision cable strippers and grippers were available, preparing coaxial cables for installation of connectors could be a dangerous enterprise. Many a Ham’s digits have felt the business end of […]

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Hustler 4-BTV, 5-BTV and 6-BTV Multiband HF Vertical Antenna Accessories

This is our first in a series of blogs about DX Engineering’s performance-boosting accessories for the Hustler 4-BTV, 5-BTV, and 6-BTV Multiband HF Vertical Antennas. We begin with perhaps the […]

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Guide to Tower Accessories That Make Working with Amateur Radio Towers Easier

Every longtime Ham operator has a “tall” tale to tell about the difficulties of working with an antenna tower. There are enough stories of mast slippage during maintenance and hard-to-install […]

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Building a Yagi Antenna? Consider Choosing an Insulated Boom-to-Element Bracket

Details matter when building a Yagi antenna that delivers the gain and directionality you want in a lightweight package. Skimp on the components and the results may be less than […]

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How to Choose a Portable Mast

In the hobby of amateur radio, you can take it with you—on a hike to the mountains, vacations, parks, and Field Day. Lightweight radio gear is readily available, along with […]

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How to Choose a Handheld Transceiver

Often, the first radio a new Ham buys is a handheld transceiver (HT). They’re relatively inexpensive and very flexible because handhelds can be used at home, in the car, and […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

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 […]