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Staying at Home? Brush Up on Your Ham Radio Etiquette

As Hams around the globe make sacrifices for the health and safety of their communities, let’s take this opportunity to recommit ourselves to making the amateur bands a welcoming harbor […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 3): Rigging a Load on a Tower

In the third installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series, Tim Jellison, W3YQ, discusses the differences between rock-climbing gear that’s non-rated for human suspension and the proper […]

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Staying at Home? Turn Your Attention to Troubleshooting and Upgrading Your Amateur Radio Station

While you’re home, now’s a good time to start thinking about nagging station issues you’ve never had the time to resolve. You could also venture outside (practicing prescribed social distancing, […]

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Staying at Home? Now’s a Great Opportunity to Think about Amateur Radio Safety

Read enough emails today and you’ll notice a decided shift in how Hams are ending their correspondences. Of course, the familiar “73” will likely never change, but in the age […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 2): Is the Tower Safe to Climb?

OnAllBands is pleased to present the second installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series, featuring Tim Jellison, W3YQ. Tim is a longtime Amateur Radio operator, highly experienced […]

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Amateur Radio Tower Safety (Part 1): An Introduction to Climbing

Welcome to the first installment of DX Engineering’s Amateur Radio Tower Safety Video Series, featuring Tim Jellison, W3YQ. Tim is a longtime Amateur Radio operator, highly experienced and credentialed tower […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore the Thrust Bearing When Protecting Amateur Radio Equipment from Lightning Strikes

Anyone who has had their antenna tower zapped by lightning knows that Mother Nature is not a friend of the Ham Radio community, or cares about how much you’ve invested […]

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How to Predict and Track a Satellite Pass

Ham radio satellites are a wonderful addition to any Ham radio operator’s activity. Even Technician-class licensees have privileges that permit them to access 95% of the satellites currently in orbit. […]

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Video: How to Make a Doublet—a Simple and Effective Multi-Band HF Antenna

SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, demonstrates how to assemble an 80 through 10 meter doublet antenna. He begins by dispelling myths about the requirements for an HF antenna—namely, resonance and low SWR. […]

Products & Product Reviews / Technical Articles

DX Engineering’s RTR-2 Interface: Improving Low Band Results by Connecting a Dedicated Receive Antenna to Your HF Transceiver

What do you do if you want to connect a dedicated receive antenna (e.g., passive loop, Beverage, pennant, flag, or receive array ) to your HF transceiver, but your rig […]