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Products & Product Reviews / Transceivers and Receivers

Ham Radio Equipment Review: Icom HF/50/144/430 MHz IC-705 Transceiver

It has been almost two and a half years since the FCC approved the Icom IC-705 transceiver for sale in the United States. I have had the privilege of owning […]


10-Meter Mayhem: Taking Advantage of the Hottest Band in Town

It’s an exciting time to be a fan of the 10-meter band as hams have been feasting on openings the likes of which haven’t been available for years. We’ll call […]


Winter Field Day—When Ham Radio is a Dish Best Served Cold

Want to get a small taste of what it’s like to operate from Bouvet Island without the perilous 1,553-mile voyage? That’s the distance the 3Y0J 2023 Bouvet Island DXpedition team […]

Technical Articles

What You Need to Know About MMDVM Hotspots

D-STAR, DMR, YSF—amateur radio always seems to have a strange affinity for acronyms. Here’s a new one to add to the alphabet soup: MMDVM. It’s what helps you connect to […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Choosing the Right Non-Resonant Antenna

In Part One of our series on choosing field-portable HF antennas, we discussed some of the factors involved in making a decision. We looked at the practical side of matching […]


ARRL Kids Day—a Teaching Moment You Don’t Want to Miss

If you were logging onto Facebook to watch DX Engineering’s informative and entertaining live shows last year, you likely noticed that we were privileged to feature several younger operators who […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

How to Choose the Right Resonant HF Field Antenna

I’d estimate that about 90% of my on-the-air time lately is spent in the field. Indeed, since the first day I was licensed back in 1997, I’ve looked for any […]

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Technical Articles

Ham Radio Licensing Classes and Testing

(U.S.-Based Only) Getting or upgrading your ham radio license can sometimes seem overwhelming to those who aren’t familiar with the information or process. Executing an internet search pulls up many […]


Guide to January 2023 Ham Radio Contests

While it’s impossible to predict what’s in store for 2023 (though things look increasingly promising for Cycle 25!), one thing can be chiseled in stone: Every month offers exciting and […]


OnAllBands Year in Review: The Year that Was…and Some of Our Favorite Blog Posts from 2022

For many hams, the year 2022 represented a much-welcomed, post-pandemic return to attending Hamvention, Contest University, Four Days in May, Field Day, and other events that dot the annual amateur […]