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It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from Juan Fernandez Islands

Juan Fernandez Islands QRV in February Juan Fernandez Islands, the 58th most-wanted DXCC entity as of January per Clublog, is bound to take a precipitous fall from this ranking thanks […]

Technical Articles

Ham Radio Digital Modes: There’s Something About Olivia

FT8 has taken over ham radio by storm in recent years, especially in the digital mode category. Just look at any spotting site, like DX Summit, and you’ll see an […]

Technical Articles

CW Pileups for Beginning Ham Radio Contesters

In just two weeks (February 17-18) one of the biggest CW contests in the world will fill the bands from 160–10 meters (except for 60, 30, 17, and 12 meters, […]


Guide to February 2024 Ham Radio Contests

As we’ve done the last couple of years on OnAllBands, we’re devoting our February contest guide to ham radio couples who may have found their perfect match while building a […]

HAM Radio 101

Airplane Scatter: How Hams are Taking Radio Signals Skyward to Ping Airplanes

If you’re a “been there, done that” kind of ham who has bounced a radio signal off everything from the moon to a meteor to the Aurora Borealis, we bet […]


It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from DXCC Entities on the Air in February

OnAllBands is rounding out our QSL card posts for the month with a brief look at several entities that will be active in February, along with QSL cards from the […]

Technical Articles

AUXC Qualification in Ohio

Most people know about the AUXCOMM course from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For those who do not, here is a quick rundown from my previous AUXCOMM article: The […]

Amateur Radio News

DX Engineering Gear Used During Recent KL7RRC Activation of St. Paul Island

Plus, OnAllBands does a quick wrap-up of DX Engineering-sponsored Swains Island W8S, Solomon Islands H44WA, and Timor-Leste 4W8X The busy 2023 DXpedition year came to a productive close in December […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Products Spotlight: HF/UHF/VHF Go Box Kits, Camo Hat, Kneeling Pad, and 2024 Calendar

We’ve included a little bit of this and a little bit of that in today’s post—all practical items you’ll be proud to own. These new products available at are […]

Antenna Tech / Technical Articles

Ham Radio Tech: Do Snow, Rain, and Ice Affect Antennas?

Yesterday, a heavy rainstorm caused some high SWR readings to appear on my station’s power meter. I thought things would return to normal after the storm passed, which they eventually […]