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Word of the Day: RACES (the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service)

Yesterday we highlighted ARES, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service®. Today, our Word of the Day focuses on another standby volunteer emergency communication organization made up of trained Hams—RACES, the Radio […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: What is “ARES?”

For many operators, Ham Radio is more than a hobby. It’s a way to serve the public’s communications needs when the worst happens. There are several voluntary emergency communication organizations […]

Amateur Radio News

Six Reasons to Join an Amateur Radio Club

One of the great things about Ham Radio is its ability to bring people together. Whether congregating at a hamfest, attending an educational seminar, making a QSO with a station […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: What is “ECOMM?”

Today’s Word of the Day focuses on perhaps the most practical and valuable aspect of Ham Radio—EMCOMM, or emergency communications. When disasters strike and normal lines of communications become disabled, […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: The Magic Band

For new Hams who have just earned their Technician license, there are plenty of ways to dive into the exciting world of Amateur Radio without the privileges that come with […]

Amateur Radio News / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards: QSL Cards from French Polynesia

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 about […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day:

Today’s Word of the Day is an email address you’re going to want to commit to memory: That’s DX Engineering’s new, easy-to-remember email hotline if you want to get […]

Technical Articles

What To Look For in Your First Mobile Rig

After getting a license, there are so many things to learn! One of the biggest (and the most fun) is what you learn as you choose your radio. This article […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (NVIS): What Does “NVIS” Stand For?

NVIS stands for Near Vertical Incidence Skywave, an ionospheric operating technique that has been used for decades in military and in-state disaster communications. NVIS antennas can be quickly and easily […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day: Deburring–and Why It’s Important!

Any Ham Radio do-it-yourselfer who has suffered a painful cut while working with machined metal or plastic tubing knows the importance of today’s Word of the Day—Deburring. Taking the time […]