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OnAllBands Year in Review

As we bid farewell to 2021, all of us at OnAllBands and DX Engineering want to wish our readers and loyal customers the very best in the new year. In spite of hams having to deal with so many circumstances beyond anyone’s control, it has once again been heartening to see the amateur radio community band together (pun intended), reaching out to check up on isolated friends in need, responding to community emergencies, organizing and hosting contests that helped us forget all the craziness for a while, introducing young people to the magic of ham radio, and operating from the remote corners of the world so bands could be filled and ATNOs logged.

Our hope is that OnAllBands has provided you with useful tech tips, fresh ideas for your station setup, a touch of nostalgia, DXpedition and contest details, and articles that introduced you to new ways to enjoy your time on the air. We’ve got exciting things planned for 2022. A million thanks for sharing the airwaves with us! And a special thanks to our all-star cast of bloggers for sharing their insights and experiences.

Here are just a few (there are way too many to share in this post) of our favorite OnAllBands articles from 2021:

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Video—FM Satellite Etiquette: Five Tips for Better Satellite Success

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Satellite Basics (Part 6) Operating a Satellite While Roving

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Ham Radio Basics: QSL Card Info and Etiquette

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Your First Pileup: Techniques for Success

Ward Silver, N0AX
Ham Radio Contesting Etiquette for Contesters and Non-Contesters Alike

Ward Silver, N0AX
What is an Antenna System?

Ward Silver, N0AX
Getting My License

Dino Papas, KL0S
My First Field Day

Anthony Luscre, K8ZT
What Was Your First Rig? My TenTec Argonaut 515

Anthony Luscre, K8ZT
Top Ten Tips for Succeeding in FT8 Mode

Mark Haverstock, K8MSH
How Many, How Long? Advice for Installing Ground or Above Ground Radials

Mark Haverstock, K8MSH
Using the Icom IC-705 in the Field

Mark Haverstock, K8MSH
How to Use RF Gain, Noise Blanker, and Other Transceiver Features to Improve Copy

Ed Muns, W0YK
Getting Started in RTTY

Sterling Mann, N0SSC
There is Youth in Ham Radio

Kim Klimas
Harold Cottam: The Wireless Operator Turned Hero Who Helped Save Lives on the Sinking Titanic

See You on Social Media

The DX Engineering team continued to share the latest ham radio product news; interviews with leading manufacturers, authors, event organizers, and DXpeditioners; deals of the week; and tech tips on our YouTube channel and Facebook live shows in 2021. More great stuff is planned for next year, so stay tuned. You’ll find the complete schedule of online presentations here.

See You at the Retail Store

DX Engineering is pleased to end the year on a positive social note. After months of being closed, the DX Engineering Showroom, located in the Summit Racing Retail Super Store in Tallmadge, Ohio, is now officially open to the public. Stop by and try out the latest rigs, chat with a helpful ham, and place your orders (or start filling out your wish list for the next holiday season). We’re looking forward to seeing you live and in person!


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