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Low-Power Operating: How to Do More With Less

My Ham radio career began like many others. I got a used 100-watt rig, threw a dipole in a tree, and started making contacts. Then I got hooked on working […]

Technical Articles

How-To: Demonstration of Radio Analog’s Panadapter Module for Icom IC-7300

Think one of Icom’s most beloved transceivers, the IC-7300, couldn’t get any better? Think again. IC-7300 owners who have always wanted to view the rig’s panadapter in an easier-to-see format […]

Technical Articles

How to Make Your Coaxial Connectors and Cables Weather-Resistant

Moisture is the enemy of coaxial cable. Once water or condensation gets into your coax cable or connectors, it can cause problems such as corrosion and high SWR. Fortunately, you […]

Events / HAM Radio 101

Honoring Hams Who Operate into Their 100s with the ARRL Centurion Award

There’s no ageism in the world of Amateur Radio—in fact, quite the opposite. The ARRL is committed to celebrating Hams with long-term commitments to the hobby, and that includes celebrating […]

Technical Articles

Why Upgrade to Extra?

So you’re a Technician class license holder? Congratulations on passing that exam! You can be proud—the public is almost completely unaware that Hams have to take an exam and are […]

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: Novice Licenses

Many Amateur Radio operators got their feet wet in the hobby by receiving a Novice Class operator license. First issued in 1951, this entry-level license required the applicant to pass […]

Events / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Swains Islands

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

Satellite Basics (Part 3): Upgrading to the Linear Satellites

It’s pretty amazing that with a dual-band HT and a relatively small antenna, Hams can communicate with each other via satellites orbiting overhead several times a day. But as good […]

Technical Articles

A Quick Guide to Dummy Loads

In an RF system, a dummy load, also known as a “dummy antenna,” is a device that simulates an electrical load, allowing Hams to accurately adjust and test their transmitters […]

Products & Product Reviews

Top of Honor Roll with a Butternut Antenna!

Editor’s Note: Butternut has been a respected brand and antenna design for decades. DX Engineering felt strongly enough to step in and acquire this company when it was closing its […]