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HAM Radio 101

What is “Moonbounce?”

Moonbounce, also known as Earth-Moon-Earth (EME) communication, is a popular technique used by Amateur Radio enthusiasts to communicate over great distances primarily using the 2M, 70cm, and 23cm bands—most commonly […]

HAM Radio 101

What is Split Operation in Ham Radio?

Split means transmitting on one frequency and listening on another. This helps everyone hear the DX station better so they can time their calls, follow instructions, and not create unnecessary […]

Events

Parks on the Air (POTA) Puts Amateur Radio Portable Operation in the Spotlight

While Field Day lets us exercise our emergency communication muscles for a weekend in June, there’s an ongoing program that puts EMCOMM and the splendor of nature front and center […]

HAM Radio 101

Why is North Korea a Coveted DXCC Entity?

There are many reasons why certain DXCC entities are harder than others to record in our log books. Some are environmentally protected areas. Governing bodies rarely grant permission to operate […]

Products & Product Reviews

Building a Yagi Antenna? Consider Choosing an Insulated Boom-to-Element Bracket

Details matter when building a Yagi antenna that delivers the gain and directionality you want in a lightweight package. Skimp on the components and the results may be less than […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (Reflector): What is Reflector on an Antenna?

When referring to an antenna, or specifically, a Yagi or quad antenna, the reflector is the parasitic (e.g., not fed with coax) element of the antenna that lies behind (opposite […]

Amateur Radio News

DX Engineering Now Offers Canadian Customers Free Shipping on Orders Over $299.00

Ham radio enthusiasts north of the border can now get amateur radio gear for less thanks to a new, limited-time free shipping deal from DX Engineering. The company has announced […]

Events / HAM Radio 101

South Orkney Islands DXpedition 2020 Overview

The last Word of the Day post highlighted the Islands on the Air (IOTA) program, which encourages Amateur Radio operators to makes QSOs with stations operating from the Earth’s vast […]

Technical Articles

Setting Up Multiple Antennas? 4 Tips on Avoiding Interference

Whether you’re operating at Field Day or a multi/multi contest station, one of the biggest problems is too many stations in a small area. So how do you control interference […]

HAM Radio 101

Word of the Day (IOTA): What Does IOTA Stand For?

IOTA stands for Islands on the Air—a program established in 1964 to encourage Amateur Radio operators to contact stations located on the 1,200 or so island groups dotting the planet. […]