Ham Radio Licensure Surging During COVID-19 Outbreak

With words like social distancing, self-isolation, and quarantine filling up the news feeds, it’s not surprising that more people are turning to Amateur Radio to stay connected during the uncertainty […]


Video: 2 Meter FM vs. HF FT8—a Head to Head SOTA Challenge

On a brutally cold and windy day in North Wales, SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, operated an HT on 2 meter FM from two SOTA (Summits On The Air) locations while another […]

HAM Radio 101 / Uncategorized

Word of the Day: WAC (Worked All Continents Award)

If you’re relatively new to DXing, the thought of “Working the World” may seem daunting. Yes, it may be a “Small World After All” in Disney-speak, but in Ham terminology, […]


A Guide to DX Engineering Beverage Systems and Components

To trace the origins of the Beverage antenna, you’ll need to hop in the way-back machine and set the dial to 1921, the year Harold Henry “Bev” Beverage (October 4, […]

Events / Uncategorized

Top Band Update

For some Hams, the culminative moment of their Amateur Radio experience is gaining topbander status by operating on the oldest band in Amateur Radio—160 meters (1,800 to 2,000 kHz). Nicknamed […]


OnAllBands Blogger H. Ward Silver, NØAX, Recognized for January QST Article

OnAllBands would like to give a shout out to blogger H. Ward Silver, NØAX, winner of January 2020’s QST Cover Plaque Award given for the most popular article in each […]


License Plates for Hams and How to Get Them

Hams who have attended hotspot Amateur Radio events like Hamvention or Field Day have probably noticed specialty license plates on operator vehicles. These plates—known as Amateur Radio license plates— are […]


US Islands Awards Program

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, the US Islands (USI) Awards Program has given Hams across the country the chance to activate and chase a range of river, lake, and […]


It’s All in the Cards! QSLs from Lord Howe Island and Coco Keeling Islands QRV

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 […]


Holiday Gifts for Hams

Do you have a friend who keeps telling you he’s finally going to get his Technician license, but when the next class comes up he always has an excuse why […]