Hams No Longer Excluded from Government-Mandated RF Exposure Evaluations. Have Questions? The ARRL Can Help.

Is your amateur radio station compliant with Federal Communication Commission (FCC) rules governing RF exposure? The ARRL wants you to know that it provides free resources to ensure that you’re […]

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Does Your HT Have Low-T? How to Improve Your Handheld Radio’s Performance

It’s time for the weekly club net and you’re ready to check in on the local repeater. With HT in hand, you confidently press the PTT button. “This is KE8ABC, […]


Amateur Radio History: Hams Inspired by Sputnik 1 Built OSCAR-1, -2, and -3 Satellites, Taking Amateur Radio into Space

Sometimes a taste of what could be gives you the kick in the pants you need to make history happen. And that’s exactly what happened to a handful of hams […]

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Amateur Radio Antenna Forum: Hamvention 2023


Get the Contesting Edge: Register for Contest University, May 18, 2023 in Dayton

There’s still time to sign up for the 2023 edition of Contest University, where hams gather annually in Dayton, Ohio, to absorb expert advice from a diverse range of hams, […]


SpaceX Crew-6 Commander, Stephen Bowen, KI5BKB, Makes ARISS Radio Contact with Ham-Savvy Kids

At 12:34 a.m. on March 2, the sky at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was fully ablaze (see blastoff here) as the Falcon 9 rocket with attached Dragon Endeavor […]

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DX Engineering Sponsors CY0S Sable Island…Hams Make Hay in the Land of Wild Horses

The return of the CY0S Sable Island March 2023 team marked another successful DX Engineering-sponsored venture. As one ham noted on the CY0S Facebook page, “Gentlemen, the CY0S DXpedition to […]


How Sunspots Led to House Arrest for Galileo, and Frequently Asked Sunspot Questions Answered

Galileo was born on February 15, 1564, with a fate destined to be as star-crossed as the lover’s holiday, Valentine’s Day, directly preceding his birth. Or, perhaps, sun-crossed might be […]

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It’s All in the Cards!QSL Cards from Active DXCC Entities in February

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. To highlight upcoming DXpeditions, we’ll be displaying a few of our favorite cards along with details […]

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Pros and Cons of HF Attic Antennas

In a perfect world, all hams would have plenty of room for antennas. HOAs wouldn’t exist, and there would be no need to hide antennas in the attic (provided you […]