Technical Articles

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Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

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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Technical Articles

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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Technical Articles

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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Satellite Operation / Technical Articles

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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Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

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. […]

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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 […]

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Technical Articles

Spring Station Inspection Tips

As I am writing (March 23, 2020) more and more of us are staying home and maybe spending time in our Ham stations. We are fortunate to have amateur radio […]

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Technical Articles

What’s Shortwave Listening and What Equipment Do You Need?

While many Hams have the gift of gab or prefer making contact with other operators through Morse code or RTTY, there are millions of radio enthusiasts content to practice a […]

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Technical Articles

Low-Power Operating: How to Do More With Less

My Ham radio career began like many others. I got a used 100-watt rig, threw a dipole in a tree, and started making contacts. Then I got hooked on working […]

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Technical Articles

How-To: Demonstration of Radio Analog’s Panadapter Module for Icom IC-7300

Think one of Icom’s most beloved transceivers, the IC-7300, couldn’t get any better? Think again. IC-7300 owners who have always wanted to view the rig’s panadapter in an easier-to-see format […]