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Word of the Day: Do You Remember “73 Magazine?”

From October 1960 to September 2003, Hams everywhere were greeted each month with a welcome sight sticking out amongst the bills in their mailboxes. It was 73 Magazine, the brainchild […]

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World Scout Jamboree Overview

DX Engineering was a proud supporter of the NA1WJ 2019 Word Scout Jamboree Amateur Radio operation, July 22 to August 2, hosted by representatives from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. […]

Products & Product Reviews

Choosing an Active Magnetic Receiving Antenna

Whether you’re a Ham Radio operator, AM DXer, or short-wave listener, active magnetic receiving antennas offer distinct listening advantages over more common antennas—most notably lower-noise reception and the ability to […]

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What is a Skew Path?

A propagation phenomenon where the ionosphere does not support direct-line propagation (along a great circle heading) between two stations, but contacts can be made by aiming closer to the equator […]

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What is QRN?

What is QRN…and why do so many Ham Radio abbreviations start with Q? Let’s answer the latter first. Original Q Codes (45 abbreviations beginning with the letter Q) were developed […]

Clifton Labs

Replacing the Memory Backup Battery in a Harris RF-590 Receiver

(Editor’s Note: The following article is from the archives of experimenter, inventor, friend of the Ham Radio community, and founder of Clifton Laboratories, Jack Smith, K8ZOA (SK).) I recently acquired a […]

Technical Articles

Tips for Battery Replacement in Computers, Radios, or Lab Equipment

Due to the lower cost and better performance of non-volatile memory, it is now a common feature of microcontrollers. This reduces the need for batteries to provide backup power to […]

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What is an Ethernet Filter?

From time to time our Word of the Day feature will focus on a unique product that benefits our fellow Ham Radio operators. Today, we look at the ISO-PLUS Ethernet […]


The Pitcairn Island VP6R 2019 DXpedition is Coming!

Start preparing to log Pitcairn Island, the least populous national jurisdiction in the world and the spot where, in 1790, mutineers from The Bounty settled after famously burning the ship. […]

Events / Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Solomon Islands and Burundi

DXers will have a chance to put Solomon Islands in their log books this August. Michael, DL2GMI, is scheduled to be QRV on 80/40/20/15/10/6M from August 23 to September 2 […]