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Tech Tip: Ham Station Computer Operations

Computer-based radio operations are fun! Completely integrate your station with your computer, starting with THE all-in-one software solution, Ham Radio Deluxe. “HRD” is an advanced, visually appealing program that displays and […]

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Get Psyched for the World Radiosport Team Championship 2018

After years of planning, fundraising and anticipation, the 2018 edition of the World Radiosport Team Championship in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany is almost here. Two-person teams from around the globe will […]

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How to Install Cable Grips on Phillystran Guy Line

Tim, W3YQ, and Tom, A8AZ, demonstrate the proper way to install Cable Grips on Phillystran Guy Line. Once you see how this done properly, it makes the task much easier […]

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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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Events

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]