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A Guide to March 2020 Ham Radio Contests

As the expression goes, March is supposed to come in like a lion and go out like a lamb. For those Hams in Northeast Ohio, where DX Engineering is headquartered, […]

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It’s All in the Cards! QSLs from the Republic of Zambia

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 […]

Technical Articles

Baluns vs. Impedance Transformers

There is a lot of confusion about baluns—where you need to use one, what the balun is supposed to accomplish, and even what a balun really is! The term “balun” […]

HAM Radio 101

The Meaning and History of SOS

What does SOS stand for? It’s not “Save Our Ship” or “Save Our Souls” like you might think. Instead, the distress signal that originated in the maritime community is communication […]

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International All Youth Contesting Team to Compete in 2020 CQ WPX CW at K3LR Superstation

Tim Duffy, K3LR, Chief Executive Officer of DX Engineering, is once again giving some talented young Hams the opportunity of a lifetime in a high-profile contest. Seven youth from five […]

Technical Articles

Guide to Low-Band DXing– When and Where

Most Hams start out DXing on the HF “high bands” of 20 through 10 meters. There are lots of stations active, the antennas are manageable in size and effective height, […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Brands You Should Know: Elecraft

Elecraft is an industry leader when it comes to Amateur Radio equipment. Founded in Watsonville, California, by Wayne Burdick, N6KR, and Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ, the company’s been knocking it out […]

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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, […]

Ham Radio Antenna Options for Home and Portable Operations
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Ham Radio Antenna Options for Home and Portable Operations

Most Hams dream of giant towers with large rotatable antenna arrays perched on top. However, many Hams can’t put up such workhorses. Some common issues we run up against are […]

HAM Radio 101

What are The Monks of Mount Athos?

Mount Athos, or the “Holy Mountain,” is a mountain peninsula located in northeastern Greece that houses 20 monasteries. Completely isolated from modern civilization, Mount Athos has served as a religious […]