Technical Articles

Technical Articles

Are ATUs Necessary for a Field Radio Kit?

In Parts One and Two of our field antenna series we looked at a sampling of resonant and non-resonant field antennas. One of the practical differences between resonant and non-resonant […]

Station Accessories / Technical Articles

Ham Radio Equalizers | Getting the Most from Your Ham Radio’s Equalizer

Got a TX problem? Audio working against you? Chances are your radio has a solution built into its menu. Some call it transmit bandwidth (TBW) while others know it as […]

Technical Articles

10 Meter Band Tips: Upgrade Your Antenna for Maximum Results!

As we noted in our last article, hams are taking advantage of 10-meter openings to work some amazing DX during Cycle 25. Chances are this will continue as we reach […]

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What You Need to Know About MMDVM Hotspots

D-STAR, DMR, YSF—amateur radio always seems to have a strange affinity for acronyms. Here’s a new one to add to the alphabet soup: MMDVM. It’s what helps you connect to […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Choosing the Right Non-Resonant Antenna

In Part One of our series on choosing field-portable HF antennas, we discussed some of the factors involved in making a decision. We looked at the practical side of matching […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

How to Choose the Right Resonant HF Field Antenna

I’d estimate that about 90% of my on-the-air time lately is spent in the field. Indeed, since the first day I was licensed back in 1997, I’ve looked for any […]

Extra Class License Manual
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Ham Radio Licensing Classes and Testing

(U.S.-Based Only) Getting or upgrading your ham radio license can sometimes seem overwhelming to those who aren’t familiar with the information or process. Executing an internet search pulls up many […]

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Guide to Ham Radio Weather Watching

I previously wrote an article for OnAllBands on the SKYWARN program: “Getting Involved in the Storm Spotter Program.” You can find that article here. One does not have to be […]

Technical Articles

Ham Radio Apps for Apple iPod, iPad, and iPhone

I previously wrote an article about ham radio software for the Mac. I started adding some Apple details as well but quickly realized there was entirely too much information, and […]

Handy Talkies
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Handy Talky Madness (Part 4): Other Communication Types

So, we have discussed analog ham radio. We have discussed digital ham radio. We have talked about the quality brands and touched upon the cheaper brands. We’ve even explored accessories […]