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HAM Radio 101

Fox Hunting—Getting Young People Hooked on the Adventure of Ham Radio

How do you convince a young person to drop the video controller, put away the smartphone, step out into the sunlight, and give Ham Radio a whirl? Cue the Mission […]

HAM Radio 101

Product Profile: IC-PW2 HF/50 MHz All Band SO2R 1 kW Linear Amplifier

Icom has added a new amplifier to go along with its already impressive list of Amateur Radio equipment. At the 2019 Ham Fair (August 31-September 1) in Tokyo, the company […]

Products & Product Reviews

Time to Guy Your Antenna Tower? Why You Should Consider Phillystran Guy Lines and DX Engineering Tail Kits

When it’s time to guy your antenna tower, Amateur Operators don’t have an endless list of alternatives. A popular choice is to use continuous metal guy wires. While more economical, […]

Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: Icom IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF D-STAR All Mode Portable Transceiver

More than 42,000 Hams from around the world flocked to this year’s Ham Fair (August 31-September 1) in Tokyo, hoping to get a first look at what’s on the horizon […]

Products & Product Reviews

Fiberglass Tubing Mast Kits are Great for On-the-Go Projects

DX Engineering has introduced four Complete Fiberglass Telescoping Tubing and Cam Lock Clamp Kits designed for fast deployment, easy transport, and reliable performance of temporary and portable antenna masts. Perfect […]


Mark Your Calendars for the 2nd Annual DXE Hamfest

Did you have a chance to stop by DX Engineering in Tallmadge, Ohio, for its first Hamfest? If not, it’s not too early to mark your calendars for the second […]

Products & Product Reviews

Antenna Mast Thrust Bearings: A Better Answer

Many an antenna rotator has met its untimely demise due to side-to-side stress and the inability to handle the dead weight from above. Among other benefits, antenna mast thrust bearings […]

HAM Radio 101

What is “Receive Diversity?”

The practice of using two antennas, each feeding a separate receiver locked onto the same frequency, to better capture a weak signal. This frequently is an advantage due to the […]

Technical Articles

FT8—What Is It and How Can I Get Started?

I am guessing that most of you reading this have either heard about FT8 from fellow Hams or heard it on air as that strange repetitive buzzing sound between the […]

HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: Who is Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW?

Today’s Word of the Day honors one of the pioneers of Amateur Radio, Hiram Percy Maxim, W1AW, inventor and co-founder the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) along with Clarence D. […]