Technical Articles

Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur Book
Technical Articles

Ham Radio Grounding and Bonding and RFI

Over the past few years, a lot of attention has been developed regarding grounding and bonding. I am pleased that my ARRL book Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur […]

Field Day / Products & Product Reviews / Technical Articles

Ham Radio Headphones, Headsets, and Speaker Microphones in the Field

One of my favorite parts of ham radio is public service events. It is sure a lot of fun to help serve the community. One thing you quickly notice, though, […]

Technical Articles

Ham Radio Digital Modes: There’s Something About Olivia

FT8 has taken over ham radio by storm in recent years, especially in the digital mode category. Just look at any spotting site, like DX Summit, and you’ll see an […]

Technical Articles

CW Pileups for Beginning Ham Radio Contesters

In just two weeks (February 17-18) one of the biggest CW contests in the world will fill the bands from 160–10 meters (except for 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters, […]

Technical Articles

AUXC Qualification in Ohio

Most people know about the AUXCOMM course from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For those who do not, here is a quick rundown from my previous AUXCOMM article: The […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Ham Radio Tech: Do Snow, Rain, and Ice Affect Antennas?

Yesterday, a heavy rainstorm caused some high SWR readings to appear on my station’s power meter. I thought things would return to normal after the storm passed, which they eventually […]

Technical Articles

Amateur Radio Guide to Following CEPT and FCC License Rules

The following article is co-authored by John Crovelli, W2GD and Ward Silver, NØAX. It took a global pandemic to raise our general awareness of amateur radio licensing reciprocity and remote […]

Technical Articles

What is Amateur Radio Direction Finding?

Also known as fox hunting or radiosport, amateur radio direction finding (ARDF)is a sport that combines the use of ham radio gear, a topographic map, a magnetic compass, and orienteering […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

In the Loop: Delta Loop Antennas

Looking for a wire antenna that’s inexpensive, easy to build, and works great for DX above 40m? A delta loop and its variants can make an effective single-band or multiband […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

Mobile Radio Installation for Beginners

You can find a lot of information on any ham radio subject. People will tell you that you need to do this setup or that setup. Who should you listen […]