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HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (4-Square): What is a 4-Square?

An increasingly common array of four vertical antennas arranged in a square that is electronically steered in four, switchable directions. Once used mostly as transmit antennas, particularly on lower frequencies […]

Technical Articles

What is Ferrite, Anyway?

Ferrites are made from oxides of iron, cobalt (Co), barium (Ba), and strontium (Sr).  The type of ferrite most useful to hams are soft ferrites. (The hard ferrites are good […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (73!): What Does 73 Mean?

When a Ham concludes a transmission or meet-and-greet by saying “73,” he or she is honoring a tradition that goes back to the early days of telegraph communications. Western Union […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: “175 Mile Radius” in Amateur Radio

Here’s a phrase that pops up in the fine print of many Ham Radio contest rules. It means a geographic requirement for groups of stations jointly submitting their scores as […]

Events

It’s All in the Cards (Africa): The DX Engineering Team Shares Some of Its Favorite QSLs from Africa

Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Some of our favorites are displayed on the cover and inside our 2018 Fall/Winter Catalog, along with […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (HAM): What Does HAM Mean in Amateur Radio?

Editor’s Note: CW? SWR? QRM?  Yes, Amateur Radio has its own lingo–and we’ll cover that unique terminology in our daily Word of the Day column. We’re kicking off our Word […]

Events

Team Exuberance Excels in First Competition Together

It was an exciting 48 hours at superstation K3LR, as “Team Exuberance” competed in the CQWW WPX, SSB contest March 30-31. The six-member team of young operators from the U.S., […]

Amateur Radio News

World’s Top Young Contesters to Visit DX Engineering

  The future of Ham Radio is coming to DX Engineering! Six of the world’s top young contesters, Team Exuberance, will be making a stop at DX Engineering’s headquarters near […]

Events

It’s All in the Cards! From the South Pacific to Africa, the DX Engineering Team Shares Some of Its QSLs.

Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Some of our favorites are displayed on the cover and inside our 2018 Fall/Winter Catalog, along with […]

Technical Articles

Video Tech: Establishing Hot Spots for Your D-Star Radio

Ken, KA8ODA, is DX Engineering‘s digital mode specialist. In this video, he takes you through the hows and whys of establishing a hot spot in your home. “What a hot […]