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DX Engineering Starter Packages: A Smart Way to Kick Start Your Ham Radio Career

Why do so many Hams study hard to get their Technician licenses but never actually get on the air?

Why do operators enter the hobby with great enthusiasm but then abandon the pursuit, only to return years later to find a brave new world of unfamiliar acronyms and digital modes?

Many times, the reasons for such inactivity can be summed up with this explanation: “I wanted to get into it, but, you know, life got in the way.” For others, lack of a support system left them with too many questions about what to buy, how to put it all together, and how to operate once they got on the air. Then there are those who bought inexpensive, low-quality equipment and quickly decided that the hype about being a Ham was overblown.

If you fit into any of these categories, there is hope…and help. DX Engineering has Mobile and Base Station Starter Packages. For a serious performance upgrade, choose the IC-7300 Basic Package. All combos are designed to take the worry out of getting the right gear—right out of the gate. Add to that the knowledge and “been there, done that” wisdom of the experienced Hams at DX Engineering and you’re well on your way to making those first important QSOs, or reentering the hobby with confidence.

DX Engineering Mobile Radio Packages include:

• 2-meter mobile transceiver from Alinco (DR-B185HT), Icom (IC-2300H), or Kenwood (TM-281A)

• Coaxial cable assembly with the correct installed connectors

• Antenna and choice of mount (luggage rack, magnet, or trunk/hatch)

DX Engineering “Getting Started” Base Radio Packages include:

• Base transceiver from Alinco (DX-SR8T), ICOM (IC-718), or Yaesu (FT-450D)

Samlex Desktop Switching Power Supply

High-performance base antenna from Buckmaster

• 100 feet of DX Engineering RG-8X coax with PL-259 connectors

Heil Sound Pro Set 6 headset

• Heil headset adapter cable for the transceiver

DX Engineering footswitch

DX Engineering IC-7300 Basic Package includes:

IC-7300 HF Plus 50 MHz Transceiver

Alinco DM-30 Digital Power Supply

• 100 feet of DX Engineering RG-8X coax with PL-259 connectors

Heil Sound Pro Set Elite iC Headset

• Heil headset adapter cable for the transceiver

• DX Engineering footswitch

NANUK Wheeled Equipment Case

• Nifty Mini Manual

Been away from Ham Radio for a while? Check out this blog from OnAllBands contributor Anthony Luscre, K8ZT, “So You Still Have Your License But Haven’t Operated in Years: A Guide to Getting Back into the Hobby.”  Also read “How to Build Your First HF Station” by Ward Silver, N0AX.

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