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Intrepid-DX Group Begins Preparations to Activate Bouvet Island in 2023 (Video)

For legions of longtime DXers, Bouvet Island (3Y) remains an elusive gem in their DXCC crown. And while North Korea (P5) may stand as the undisputed Holy Grail of contacts […]

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Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, Snags Signal from Tianwen-1 Probe Orbiting Mars

There’s always that one guy, and on February 10 that guy was amateur operator Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, snagging a hard-to-get signal from China’s Tianwen-1 probe as it orbited Mars. It’s […]

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Guide to January 2021 Ham Radio Contests

Guide to January 2021 Ham Radio ContestsStart the new year on the air with some vintage radio, RTTY, VHF, and top-band contesting! Plus, bundle up for summer Field Day’s frozen […]

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Holiday Gifts for Hams 2020: Shortwave and Internet Radios

Some of my earliest memories of radio take me back to my bedroom in Akron, Ohio, a small, cheap Panasonic hidden under my pillow, the smooth sounds of Cleveland baseball […]

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New Product Showcase: DESKTOP-MKII DSP Noise Cancelling Speaker

The audio pros at bhi Ltd. have announced some great news for Hams looking to upgrade the sound quality of their base stations. Building on its exceptional DESKTOP DSP Noise […]

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Guide to November 2020 Ham Radio Contests

November is the season to give thanks for some of the year’s best Ham Radio contesting opportunities. Here are a few highlights: ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW (November 7-9) 2100Z to […]

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Halloween is Around the Corner. Here’s How to Overcome Your Worst Ham Radio Fears!

What gives you the heebie-jeebies as a Ham Radio operator? With Halloween only a couple of days away, we’re dedicating this post to some of the scary things that keep […]

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New Product Showcase: Antenna Analyzers from RigExpert Available at DX Engineering

Editor’s Note: For September, our Word of the Day column will be focusing on new products that have become available since the 2020 DX Engineering catalog came out. At the […]

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My Favorite QSO

I’ve been a Ham since 1966, with some breaks in activity for college, family, and other responsibilities. Life happens, and it was almost fifteen years after getting my first license […]

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Don’t Forget the Band Pass Filters on Field Day

ARRL Field Day (June 27-28, 2020) can be a challenge if you’re not properly prepared. One of the biggest obstacles to a successful Field Day can be setting up multiple […]