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Ham Radio Tech and History Book Reviews: A Top Ten Desert Island List

When I was asked to write this blog entry, the suggestion was made, “…like a desert island list.” Well, that’s just a perfect idea! Since most such lists include ten […]

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Linear Versus Switching Power Supplies—A Few Options for a Successful Field Day

In previous Word of the Day posts, we discussed two common power sources for portable operations on Field Day—batteries and generators. Today, we’re going to take a brief look at […]

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Choosing Battery Power and Accessories for Ham Radio Field Day

One of the great things about Field Day (June 27-28, 2020) is that it gives you an opportunity to stray from your comfort zone, especially when it comes to using […]

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Wire Antennas on Field Day—the Advantages of Using a Wire Antenna Kit

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to get on the air during Field Day is with a wire antenna. As you’re making plans for the big weekend (June […]

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DX Engineering Doubles the Number of Options for Ordering Custom Cable Assemblies Online

DX Engineering announced the addition of seven new types of coaxial cables that Hams can choose when using the company’s Online Custom Cable Builder. Available at, the Online Custom […]

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Field Day Made Simple: Combo Packages that Take the Guesswork Out of Building a Temporary Station

If you’re new to Field Day (June 27-28, 2020) or just getting your feet wet in Ham Radio, assembling all the pieces and parts you need for your temporary station […]

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What Should You Look for in a Generator for Ham Radio Field Day?

There are many power options to ensure that Hams make plenty of QSOs on Field Day, from batteries to alternative sources like solar or water-wheel power, which will earn your […]

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Why You Should Strongly Consider the Benefits of Silver-Plated Bulkhead Connectors vs. Other Metals

When troubleshooting less-than-desired Amateur Radio station performance, sometimes it’s best to think small. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to look at the “big picture” later (antennas, transceivers, etc.), but it’s […]

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DX Engineering Antenna Tilt Base Solutions—OMNI-TILT™ Vertical Antenna Tilt Base

In this installment featuring DX Engineering tilt base solutions, we go back five years to the creation of the latest innovation for worry-free raising and lowering of vertical antennas—the OMNI-TILT™ […]

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Why Saddle Clamps Are a Good Choice for Amateur Radio Building Projects

In our blog’s ongoing exploration into the importance of paying attention to details when constructing an antenna, we would be remiss not to showcase the saddle clamp—the versatile fastener designed […]