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Balun Fundamentals and Terms

Balun is an acronym for BALanced to UNbalanced, which describes certain circuit behavior in a transmission line, source, or load. Most communications applications deal with two-terminal sources, transmission lines, and […]

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How You Can Participate in the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC)

One of Amateur Radio’s premier contesting events, the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is set to take place in historic Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany from July 12-16. Two-person teams from around […]

Events / Technical Articles

Field Day Safety Checklist: 10 Safety Tips for Successful Field Day

While Field Day offers lots of opportunities for fun, there are many hazards as well. It’s why the ARRL encourages clubs to appoint a safety officer and assistants who are […]

Events / Technical Articles

4 Tips for Operating a GOTA (Get On the Air) Station on Field Day

One of the coolest parts of ARRL Field Day is watching a new licensee get on the air for the first time. Many longtime Amateur Radio operators can remember the […]

Technical Articles

Horizontal Antennas–Why Higher is Better When it Comes to Mounting

Dipole and broadband antenna efficiency is a constant debate. Efficiency most commonly is watts in, watts out. It’s well known that to radiate well, horizontal antennas should be at least […]

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Cheap and Easy Ways to Improve Mobile Radio Receiver Performance

Question: What’s an easy and inexpensive way of improving my mobile radio receiver performance? Most mobile installations, for safety reasons, position the radio out of the way, under the dashboard, on […]

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3 Field Day Must-Haves

Are you ready for Field Day? DX Engineering can help you stock up on supplies and gear to ensure your club’s event goes off without a hitch. Take some time […]

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DX Engineering’s Custom Cable Builder Allows You to Custom-Build Cable in 3 Easy Steps!

No two Amateur Radio stations are the same, so buying an “off the shelf” coaxial cable assembly usually means dealing with several feet of extra, unwanted cable. Not only does […]

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SWR Meters–and Why You Need One!

Your SWR (standing wave ratio) meter looks at forward (used) power and reflected (wasted) power as a measure of antenna system efficiency. This basic measurement has been used for decades […]

Technical Articles

Two Rules to Avoid Confusion About Coaxial Connectors

Rule 1: Coaxial connectors are not pipes. RF connector gender is determined by center pin, NOT by their threads. Coaxial cable connectors have specific designations and their gender is determined by […]