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Tips for Mounting a Vertical Antenna Above Ground

We received a question from a Ham in Oklahoma about mounting a Cushcraft R8. Although our answer was aimed at the Cushcraft R8, the information can be used for other vertical […]

Amateur Radio News

V84SAA Brunei 2019 DXpedition Relying on DX Engineering Gear

When an international team of DXpeditioners sets up camp on Seri Kenangan Beach in the Sultenate of Brunei this February, they’ll be unpacking mission-critical equipment from DX Engineering. The V84SAA […]

Technical Articles

Why is CW (Continuous Wave) Still Around?

CW stands for Continuous Wave. In CW communications, a continuous carrier is transmitted as long as the key contacts are closed. By making and breaking the contacts into specific patterns, characters […]

Products & Product Reviews

How to Make Professional Ground Rod Connections for Your Shack or Antenna System

A “Cadweld One Shot” is ideal for making permanent, reliable connections to your ground rods. It’s a very cool process that is easy to do and will impress even the […]

Products & Product Reviews

How to Use DX Engineering’s F-Connector Tightening Tool

Much of the newer ham radio receiving gear uses F-Connectors. Most everyone is familiar with this type of connector. You find them on the back of your TV set, your […]

Amateur Radio News

It’s All in the Cards! The DX Engineering Team Shares Some of Its Favorite Space-Related QSLs

Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Some of our favorites are displayed on the cover and inside our 2018 Fall/Winter Catalog, along with […]

Products & Product Reviews / Technical Articles

How to Choose an Antenna Analyzer

This is a question many new (and experienced) amateurs face today. There are many styles and types of antenna analyzers available, and it’s not easy to sort them all out, even for […]

Products & Product Reviews

DX Engineering “Grateful” for Visit from Audio Legend Bob Heil

Next to guitarist Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, Bob Heil may be Ham Radio’s biggest rock ‘n’ roll superstar. The congenial co-host of the weekly Ham Nation netcast has a lifetime’s worth […]

Technical Articles

Tips for Tidying Up Cables

A well-equipped ham shack is chock full of transmitters, receivers, (or at least transceivers), antenna tuners, coaxial switches, radio accessories and all manner of electronic equipment. All of these things […]

Technical Articles

How to Establish the Turning Radius of an Antenna

There is a small bit of homework required to establish the turning radius of an antenna. You have to figure out the hypotenuse of a right triangle. For this exercise we […]