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Technical Articles

The Rise of Digital Modes: The Changing Face of Ham Radio

Change in Amateur Radio operation modes often comes slowly due to the need to change equipment. Two major changes in the history of Amateur Radio that vividly illustrate this include […]

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Word of the Day: “Rubber Clocking”

A slang term used to refer to the adjusting of times in the contest log to make QSOs appear to conform to the rules of a category and contest. This […]

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Technical Articles

Contesting Equipment Guide: Small Upgrades that Can Make a Big Difference

So you have a station, you’re operating in the contests, and looking to move up the score listings— excellent! But what to do? Is there a BNR (Big New Radio) […]

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Technical Articles

Backpack QRP Basics: Creating a Backpack QRP Station

A common train of thought in Ham Radio is you need to have a giant station in order to have fun and be successful. While there is no doubt that […]

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What is the VHF/UHF Century Club?

If working UHF/VHF is more your style (or all your budget will allow), there are still lots of ways to have fun on the air and get recognized for your […]

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Word of the Day: XYL

Today’s Word of the Day salutes all the XYLs who “stand by their Ham.” For many male Ham Radio operators, having a supportive, understanding, patient, and abundantly tolerant XYL is […]

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Split Operation—Pitcairn Island 2019

Have you made a QSO with the Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition yet? If not, keep at it. The team will be operating eight stations from the island until November […]

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It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Norfolk Island and Mayotte

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 […]

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Fox Hunting—Getting Young People Hooked on the Adventure of Ham Radio

How do you convince a young person to drop the video controller, put away the smartphone, step out into the sunlight, and give Ham Radio a whirl? Cue the Mission […]

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Product Profile: IC-PW2 HF/50 MHz All Band SO2R 1 kW Linear Amplifier

Icom has added a new amplifier to go along with its already impressive list of Amateur Radio equipment. At the 2019 Ham Fair (August 31-September 1) in Tokyo, the company […]