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Ham Radio Contest Season Upgrades for Your Station (Part 2)

Ham Radio Contest Season Upgrades for Your Station (Part 2)

In Part 1 of our series on upgrading your station for ham radio Contest Season, we highlighted three specialized devices that can propel your station to greater contesting heights by […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

An Overview of Beverage Receiving Antennas–What Makes Them So Special?

(Thanks to the ARRL for sharing Figures 1-3 from the article “The Beverage Antenna, 100 Years Later” in the November 2021 issue of QST—see the reference list below.) There is […]


FT8: Saving or Destroying Ham Radio?

Let me start by saying that this is an OPINION PIECE. Everybody has an opinion. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. I try to explore all sides, but […]


Reminder: Don’t Miss DX Engineering Sale Day October 1—Three Hours of Huge Open-Box Discounts

If OnAllBands seems to be shining a bright spotlight on the upcoming DX Engineering Sale Day (October 1, 9 am to noon), there’s a good reason why. It’s a big […]

Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from Madagascar

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 details […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

BOGged Down: Receive Antennas on the Ground

Many hams I know who are serious 160 and 80 meter operators use Beverage antennas to optimize HF reception. These antennas often make the difference in pulling a weak signal […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Spotlight: DX Engineering RT4500HD Heavy-Duty Rotator

For more than two decades, DX Engineering has established a reputation for designing and manufacturing gear of exceptional quality—amateur radio products that exceed expectations on all fronts: reliability, durability, documentation, […]

HAM Radio 101

The ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program: Keeping On-Air Activities on the Up and Up

Big brother isn’t the only one watching these days. The ARRL Volunteer Program is also keeping an ear to the ground—err, airwaves—not only to catch troublemakers and dole out consequences […]

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EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: Operating Procedures and Tactical Callsigns

Operating Procedures The following suggestions are intended to help you become a better operator whether participating in a ham radio contest or public service event. The first thing to remember […]


Guide to September 2022 Ham Radio Contests

The ham radio banquet that is “Contest Season” is around the corner, but September serves up its own tasty appetizers of on-air opportunities to keep you filling logbooks until the […]