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FT8: Frequencies, Decibels, and Message Meanings
FT8 / Technical Articles

FT8: Frequencies, Decibels, and Message Meanings

FT8 is a very popular protocol and continually growing. But does everyone understand the nuances? What do all the characters mean? What are the frequencies? Why are the signal reports’ […]


Gearing Up for ARRL Field Day 2022 (Part 5): Tumblers, Canopy Shelters, Hats, Shirts, and More

As we draw ever closer to ARRL Field Day 2022 (June 25-26), we’re hoping you’ve taken the time to procure the major items you’ll need for a successful event. If […]


A Guide to June 2022 Ham Radio Contests

While ARRL Field Day 2022, June 25-26, dominates the June ham radio operating calendar, there are plenty of other opportunities to fill your logbooks during this first month of summer, […]


Missed Contest University 2022? Watch the Event on YouTube! (Video)

Dayton Hamvention, Four Days in May, and Contest University are done for another year, and by all accounts, hams from around the world were thrilled to once again meet in […]

Amateur Radio News

5 Myths About Ham Radio

Whenever somebody finds out that I’m a ham radio operator, I’m peppered with a lot of questions. These are the same questions lots of other hams get, and they often […]

Field Day / Technical Articles

Gearing Up for ARRL Field Day 2022 Part 4: Wire Antenna Kits, Masts, Guy Rings and More

In our first three installments of Gearing Up for ARRL Field Day 2022, we addressed coaxial cable, headsets and foot switches, and power—all important components of a successful weekend (June […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Spotlight: Tornado Alert

It’s the nature of the beast when expensive electronics clash with hostile weather—equipment can get zapped, antennas can topple, and hams can throw up their arms wishing they had invested […]


EMCOMM: What is AUXCOMM and Why is it Important?

The Department of Homeland Security National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant program adopted AUXCOMM for all auxiliary emergency/public service communications within most states. AUXCOMM encompasses amateur radio, RACES, CERT Team […]

Photo Galleries

It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from the Republic of Botswana

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. To highlight upcoming DXpeditions, we’ll be displaying a few of our favorite cards along with details […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Spotlight: mAT-TUNER Antenna Tuner for Yaesu Transceivers

The DX Engineering 2022 catalog is only a few weeks away from arriving in mailboxes and appearing digitally at In the days leading up to the catalog’s official release, […]