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License Plates for Hams and How to Get Them

Hams who have attended hotspot Amateur Radio events like Hamvention or Field Day have probably noticed specialty license plates on operator vehicles. These plates—known as Amateur Radio license plates— are […]

Events / HAM Radio 101

What and When is Winter Field Day?

Winter Field Day, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA), will take place the weekend of January 25 to 26, 2020. It’s a great opportunity for Amateur Operators to […]

Technical Articles

SWL in the Digital Age—One Way to Get Youth On Board

Based on previous articles in Amateur Radio magazines and on-air conversations, many of you, like me, may have gotten into Amateur Radio via Shortwave Listening (SWL). Some of you may […]

Amateur Radio News

DX Engineering Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

In 2020, our partners at DX Engineering are celebrating their 20th anniversary of dedicated service to the Amateur Radio community. In Ham terminology, what do these two decades of hard […]

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History—OSCAR 1, the First Amateur Radio Satellite

Amateur Radio satellites have come a long way since the early days, but none are more important than the first—OSCAR 1. As the seminal Amateur Radio satellite to be launched […]


The World’s Islands, Lighthouses, and Beaches Make Great Mini DXpeditions

For operators who have always wanted to venture beyond the confines of the shack, Ham Radio offers a world of opportunities—breathtaking views, exotic locales, historic sites, and the prestige and […]

HAM Radio 101

ARRL On the Air Magazine: A New Reference for New Ham Radio Operators

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is a whopping 1,280 pages filled with a mind-boggling accumulation of information about Ham Radio. Drop one on your foot and you’ll soon understand […]

Events / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards: Palau Islands QRV

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 details […]


Guide to January Ham Radio Contests

For Ham Radio contesters, a new year means exciting opportunities to sharpen skills, move up in the competitive standings, try something new like RTTY or moonbounce, enjoy the leisurely pace […]


Winter Sale Day at DX Engineering is Fast Approaching

If the big man in red fell short checking off your DX Engineering wish list this year, rest assured there’s still time to recoup your losses. On Saturday, January 18, […]