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HAM Radio 101

Extra Class License—and Why It’s Worth the Effort!

So you’ve passed your Technician and General Class License tests! Congratulations! Maybe now it’s time you go for the big enchilada—the Amateur Extra Class License. Here’s why it’s worth the […]

HAM Radio 101 / Technical Articles

CB Versus Ham Radio: Three Reasons They Aren’t the Same

1. Licensing or Lack Thereof Ham Radio requires operators to be licensed. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for regulating the airwaves. Without a license, […]

HAM Radio 101

What is a Ø—Zero/Slash?

For Hams with the letter O or number 0 in their call signs, the zero/slash symbol (Ø) is an indispensable tool to eliminate confusion and make sure information gets logged […]

Events / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards! QSLs from the Gambia QRV

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

Video: Can FT8 Be Used in the Field?

Attention hilltoppers and chasers! In this video installment of Radio Adventures with SOTABeams’ Richard, G3CWI, he chats with amateur operator Tom, M1EYP, who shows how FT8 could be used with […]

Products & Product Reviews

A Quick Guide to Band Pass Filters

Anyone who has ever been blindsided by RF interference caused by nearby transmitting stations while operating on Field Day or during a multi-radio contest should become well acquainted with our […]


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 […]