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Using the DX Engineering NCC-2 with the Yaesu FTDX-101MP

Over the years, due to long term exposure to noxious noise, I have developed occupational hearing damage. Consequently, for me it is very difficult to critically adjust amplitudes when it […]

Technical Articles

Getting Started in RTTY

Getting started in the RTTY mode can be confusing and frustrating. Just following instructions is often not successful. It helps to have a clear picture in one’s mind of how […]

Amateur Radio News

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)—“Proudly Serving Those Who Serve”

You may be surprised to learn that MARS doesn’t always necessitate a fiery launch into orbit, conveniently-packaged freeze-dried snacks, or a red planet touchdown. This four-letter planetary reference is also […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Manufacturer Spotlight: Hi-Mound Keys and Paddles

Ever use a computer mouse that didn’t feel quite right? Or a keyboard that didn’t have the right touch or that satisfying clickety-clack you prefer? Or a joystick that, for […]

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

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 […]

HAM Radio 101

Getting My License

What got you started in ham radio? What keeps you in ham radio? How did you get your license and what was your first station like? Quite a trip back […]

Amateur Radio News

Make Radio Contact with the International Space Station as a Ham Host!

If you’ve ever wanted to make your celestial debut—now is the perfect time! Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is searching the galaxy (okay, maybe just Earth) for […]


A Guide to March 2021 Ham Radio Contests

As the temperatures outside begin to rise, the contesting calendar begins to heat up as well, with a number of high-profile contests, a sprinkling of State QSO Parties, and some […]

Ham Radio History: The Origins and Evolution of Radioteletype (RTTY) Mode
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Ham Radio History: The Origins and Evolution of Radioteletype (RTTY) Mode

It may surprise some that the RTTY (Radioteletype) mode we use today can be traced back nearly 190 years. Carl Friedrich Gauss and Wilhelm Weber constructed the first telegraph in […]

Technical Articles

How Many, How Long: Advice for Installing Ground or Above Ground Radials

Installing a radial system is a must for any quarter-wave vertical antenna system. Without one, a vertical antenna is only half complete. The radials are the second half of the […]