Technical Articles

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Technical Articles

Guide to Choosing the Right Mobile VHF/UHF Antennas and Mounts

You’ve got a mobile radio and separation kit. You’re ready to begin installation. Now comes the most important question—where do I mount the antenna? Sometimes I think it’s a conspiracy […]

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Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Setting Up Multiple Antennas? 4 Tips on Avoiding Interference

Whether you’re operating at Field Day or a multi/multi contest station, one of the biggest problems is too many stations in a small area. So how do you control interference […]

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Satellite Operation / Technical Articles

Satellite Basics (Part 2): Making QSOs via Satellite

In my first blog covering Ham Radio satellite basics, we went over the mechanics and logistics of hearing amateur satellite passes. In this blog, we’ll take you to the next […]

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Technical Articles

Field Day Tips: How to Fine-Tune Your EMCOMM Skills During Field Day

Since the 1930s, Field Day has been an event to test the field preparedness and emergency communications (EMCOMM) abilities of the Amateur Radio community. Over the years, it has turned […]

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Satellite Operation / Technical Articles

Satellite Basics (Part 1): Guide to Ham Radio Satellite Operating

One of the great things about Ham Radio is the endless ways you can enjoy the hobby. If you feel your Ham Radio enjoyment needs a shake-up, or you’re new […]

Hustler antenna capacity hat
Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

How to Improve the Efficiency and Gain of Your Single-Band Mobile Antenna

Back in the day, folks used to say that you’re never fully dressed without a hat. In the Ham world, DX Engineering Hot Rodz® Adjustable Antenna Capacity Hats for select […]

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Technical Articles

The Hows and Whys of Operating on Two Meters or Six During the Summer Months

Let’s face it: The HF bands haven’t been that great for a while. Trying to enjoy Ham Radio during the bottom of the 11-year solar cycle can be tough. The […]

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Technical Articles

How to Put up a Field Day Tower Safely

Field Day (June 22and 23, 2019) is almost here and the planning is underway — for radios, tents, food, antennas—and how to keep them up!  You may be lucky and […]

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Technical Articles

7 Tips on Buying/Selling Used Ham Radio Gear

Amateur Radios are a lot like automobiles. You can buy stripped-down basic models at lower cost or splurge on full-featured models with all the bells and whistles. And, just like […]

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Technical Articles

Ferrite Chokes, What are They, Anyway?

In other OnAllBand entries, we’ve covered what ferrites are, how their behavior varies with frequency, and some of their applications in the ham station.  This time, we’ll focus on their […]