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HAM Radio 101

CW Activating 101: Managing Partial Calls

I recently received a question from Richard, who asked: “Is it rude to always [add] a ‘?’ with a partial call? And how do you do partials with everyone jumping […]

Amateur Radio News

A Cool Akron Day Trip: A Visit to the New DX Engineering Showroom and the “Wireless Radio Room” at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

The Akron area is filled with wonderful ways to spend your day—hiking in one of Summit County’s exceptional parks; taking in the fine collection at the Akron Art Museum (Chuck […]

Field Day / Products & Product Reviews

Gearing Up for ARRL Field Day 2023 (Part 4): Batteries, Power Supplies, Generators, and Solar Power Products for Field Day

It’s true that food is an integral part of many Field Day weekends, allowing operators to maintain their strength during long operating sessions. But since five-bean salads and nachos aren’t […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, SK: Cowriter/Narrator of A Christmas Story

If you’ve ever lusted after a leg lamp or shouted, “You’ll shoot your eye out” to a bb-gun clad kid on Christmas morning, odds are you’re already familiar with ham […]

Events / Field Day

ARRL Field Day–How to Earn Bonus Points

In previous articles we’ve discussed the point of the exercise as well as the basic rules. This post is about my favorite topic…Bonus Points! I belong to an amateur radio […]

Amateur Radio News / Events

Dayton Hamvention 2023 is in Full Swing!

Beautiful spring Ohio weather greeted hams from around the world who filled buildings at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia on Friday, May 19 to kick off […]

Field Day / Technical Articles

Preparing for ARRL Field Day 2023 (Part 3): NVIS Antennas, OCF Antenna Kits, 6M Action, and More

Antennas are such a critical part of Field Day (June 24-25) that we’re devoting another part of this series to highlighting some of the best options available at Since […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Ham Radio Product Review: Assembling and Testing the DX Engineering Dipole Winder Kit

So simple, it just works…and it’s a fun way to teach basic soldering, antenna-building, and antenna theory to new hams. I used to love going to visit my great-grandmother. She […]


The Clock is Ticking! Dayton Hamvention Begins May 19!

If you’ve been counting down the weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until Dayton Hamvention 2023 (for impatient types, a rolling clock is available on the event’s official website), then […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Spotlight: The DX Engineering XB-5 Hexx Beam Antenna Has Arrived. Why Not Beam One Up to Your Station?

The team at DX Engineering has been hard at work over the last couple of years developing an improved Hexx Beam antenna with significant upgrades and key advantages over past […]