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QSL Review: A Look Back at the QSL Card from St. Paul Island CY9C 2016

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Usually we showcase ones from entities that are currently active or will soon be QRV. […]


Halloween is Around the Corner. Here’s How to Overcome Your Worst Ham Radio Fears!

What gives you the heebie-jeebies as a Ham Radio operator? With Halloween only a couple of days away, we’re dedicating this post to some of the scary things that keep […]

Technical Articles

Operating Amateur Radio Satellites (Part 2): Getting on the FM Satellites

In our second installment of Sean Kutzko’s, KX9X, video series on the basics of operating amateur radio satellites, he covers the basics of operating FM satellites, including what gear you’ll […]

Products & Product Reviews

Guide to Coaxial Connectors: Understanding the Differences Among Coax Connectors

If you’re new to amateur radio, choosing among the various antenna connector types used for radios and antennas may be a bit confusing. They look similar and have cryptic names […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Showcase: Current ARRL Extra Class License Manuals

Do have your General license? Have you been considering an upgrade to an Extra Class license but keep finding excuses to put it off? You’re not alone. That’s why the […]

Products & Product Reviews

Extra Gear That Should Be Standard Equipment

It wasn’t so long ago that RF power meters weren’t included in transceivers (or transmitters). You got plate current, grid current, high voltage (maybe), and S units for the received […]

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Anthony Luscre, K8ZT: A Few of My Favorite QSOs

We all have memorable QSOs. For me, they are a mixture of different types of contacts. Some are based on the country’s rareness, winning an award, working a country that […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Showcase: Geochron Digital Atlas 4K

For amateurs who have always dreamed about mounting a Geochron world clock in the shack, the technicians at this renowned company have made it easier for operators everywhere to enjoy […]

Products & Product Reviews

Coaxial Cable Guide: Understanding the Differences Among Types of Coaxial Cable

Though the first coax cable was developed in the 19th century, it didn’t become popular with Hams until after World War II when war surplus was plentiful. Hams liked it […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Showcase: Nifty Mini-Manual Reference Guide for the Yaesu FTM-300DR C4FM/FM Dual-Band Digital Mobile Transceiver

You can tell a lot about a Ham by what they do with an owner’s manual after unboxing a purchase, especially if it’s a new transceiver. The meticulous type will […]