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ARRL School Club Roundup

From February 10-14 (1200Z to 2359Z), elementary school through college Amateur Radio clubs will be participating in the ARRL School Club Roundup. For younger Hams, it’s an excellent chance to […]


Guide to February 2020 Ham Radio Contests

It’s February, and love—of Ham Radio, of course—is in the air! There’s plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and your fellow Hams this month. Here are a few highlights: CQ […]


OnAllBands Blogger H. Ward Silver, NØAX, Recognized for January QST Article

OnAllBands would like to give a shout out to blogger H. Ward Silver, NØAX, winner of January 2020’s QST Cover Plaque Award given for the most popular article in each […]

Events / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Palestine

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 […]

Amateur Radio News

What Can Hams Expect from Solar Cycle 25?

As we’ve written about before, the Solar Cycle is one of many things about Ham Radio that we wish we had more control over—right up there with our HOA boards […]

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: Who Was Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW?

Today’s Word of the Day honors one of the pioneers of Amateur Radio, Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW, inventor and co-founder the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) along with Clarence D. […]


Ham Radio History: PJ2T—Ham Radio’s Most-Logged Callsign

Tim Duffy, K3LR, DX Engineering Chief Operating Officer and member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, received this QSL card commemorating the first-ever contest operation from Coral Cliff, Curacao—an […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Rover

A rover is a mobile station that travels during a contest to activate multiple geographic locations (typically grid squares) during the course of a contest. Rover stations are especially common […]


Five Things to Know About the South Orkney Islands 2020 DXpedition

The 2020 VP8PJ South Orkney Islands DXpedition (February 20 to March 5) is only a month away. If you’re like us, you can practically hear the squawk of winged South […]

Amateur Radio News

CW Operators Club Overview

Amateur Radio didn’t begin with long-distance ragchews around the globe. Instead, initial radio communications used continuous wave (CW) communication—a method not using voice at all—for reliable long-distance contacts. Commonly referred […]