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DX Engineering’s 2024 Catalog Now Available—Cover Promotes the Importance of Hams “Giving Back”

The 2024 DX Engineering Amateur Radio Products Catalog—packed with 132 pages of the latest equipment and tried-and-true gear from more than 175 manufacturers—is now available! Time to discard your 2023 dog-eared copy and bask in the glory of a sharp-edged new catalog, perfect for reading just about anywhere—on vacation, in the shack, or in the comfort of your favorite chair. If you haven’t received yours yet, visit and request a copy, or view the digital version online.

2024 DX Engineering Catalog Cover
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New Products from Leading Manufacturers

This year’s catalog is loaded with new offerings from top brands, including RigExpert, Alinco, Icom, Yaesu, Kenwood, Chameleon, Consolidated Wire, VA6AM, VE2DX, Carlson Communications, 4O3A, Par EndFedz, FlexRadio Genius Solutions, DIEX Antennas, Bioenno Power, Ham Radio Deluxe software, and many others. Just look for the NEW! icon in each section of the catalog.

Exclusive Brands

Also look for gear sold exclusively in North America through DX Engineering: OM Power amplifiers, DX Commander antennas, Ciro Mazzoni automatic magnetic loop antennas, Phonema speakers and acoustic modification kits, ACOM amplifiers, Kelemen antennas, HA8DU tuners, microHAM rotator controllers, diverse products from WiMo, AlexLoop portable loop antenna systems, OptiBeam Yagis, and many others.

DX Engineering Gear

You’ll also find new products from DX Engineering, such as RG-8X coaxial cable with orange PVC jacket, along with the latest from our family of brands, including the newly designed 160M add-on kit for Butternut vertical antennas (below).

antenna loading coil for more band coverage
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A Positive Message for the Future

Besides the fun you’ll have planning station upgrades, the 2024 edition of the catalog comes with a vital message from DX Engineering CEO Tim Duffy, K3LR: Now is an important time to give back to the hobby that has given us so much throughout our lives. The cover features photos of some of the ways DX Engineering gives back, including DXpeditions (e.g., TX5S Clipperton Island, H40WA Temotu Province, 8R7X Guyana) and youth contesting opportunities that were supported by DX Engineering.

In honor of the catalog’s release, OnAllBands would like to recognize the active operators at DX Engineering and the many hams worldwide who go out of their way to put the concept of “giving back” into practice.

To encourage others to follow suit, we present “10 Ways You Can Give Back to Amateur Radio”:

  1. Become a Volunteer Examiner. Imagine the satisfaction of playing a key role in helping others join the noble ranks of ham radio operators.
  2. Get involved in EMCOMM. Being part of an EMCOMM organization (RACES, ARES, storm spotting) and serving the communication needs of your community during a disaster is one of the most fulfilling ham radio activities. It could even save lives.
  3. Support Local Events: Providing communication at marathons, bikeathons, and parades not only keeps things running smoothly but demonstrates to your community the value of ham radio.
  4. Make a difference as a member of your amateur radio club. Just being a member is only part of the equation. Take the time to serve as an Elmer to less experienced hams who may need your expertise but are perhaps too hesitant to ask for it. Patiently answer questions and offer wise guidance. Remember, you were a novice once too.
  5. Donate to DXpeditions. You don’t have to be a company like DX Engineering to make an impact for operators hoping to activate IOTA and DXCC entities for the benefit of the ham radio community. Every donation makes a difference, and you’ll feel good knowing that you helped make a bunch of ATNOs possible—maybe even one for yourself!
  6. Support youth operators. This is a cause at the top of DX Engineering’s must-do list, and there are a number of ways you can get involved: donate gear to help build school stations and offer your mentorship to help grow stellar operators; contribute to youth DXpeditions; get involved in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA); reach out to schools about the value of including ham radio as part of STEM curriculums; volunteer to do ham radio presentations to youth organizations, 4-H clubs, places of worship, etc.; introduce your own kids or grandkids to ham radio during ARRL Kids’ Day; and the list goes on.
  7. Reintroduce a friend to ham radio. We hear it all the time at DX Engineering: “I haven’t operated a radio in thirty years. I have no idea where to begin.” Be that person to patiently help a ham rediscover the magic of getting on the air.
  8. Join the ARRL. If you haven’t done so already, you should. The minimal annual fee supports an organization that has passionately advocated for the interests of operators everywhere since 1914. Plus, you receive many educational benefits that can add to your enjoyment of getting on the air. Join today!
  9. Support not-for-profit organizations like INDEXA and HamSCI. The volunteer-run INDEXA (International DX Association) has been dedicated to making DX possible since its establishment in 1983. The group has sponsored hundreds of DXpeditions to rare and semi-rare entities, in addition to combining radio activity with humanitarian pursuits. HamSCI, the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation, promotes advanced scientific research through amateur radio activities, encourages the development of new technologies, and provides educational opportunities for the amateur radio community and general public.
  10. Play by the rules…and accept that there are many ways to be a ham. One of the easiest ways to give back as a ham is to be a good operator. Play by the rules when contesting. Adhere to proper etiquette when chasing DX or using a repeater. How you present yourself on the air matters and can be the difference between another operator having a positive or negative experience. Take this a step further by imparting your operating wisdom to new operators. And finally, understand that there are many roads one can take on the ribbon-like highway of ham radio interests. Not every avenue may be the path you prefer, but that’s okay. We’re all hams, so lift up your fellow operators whenever you possibly can.
kids & adults posing for a pic in a school classroom
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