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DX Engineering Holiday Gift Guide (Part 1)

OnAllBands wants to give you plenty of time to find the perfect gift for the special people in your life, so we’re kicking off our annual Holiday Gift Guide early […]

Products & Product Reviews

New Product Spotlight: NexTek Lightning and Surge Protectors

It only takes a fraction of a second and one unfortunate strike to seriously damage or disable unprotected ham radio equipment. That’s why conscientious operators leave no stone unturned when […]

Products & Product Reviews

Gift Ideas for New and Prospective Hams

What gift do you give friends or relatives who have just received their Technician class license? What about a niece or nephew who has seen your shack and wants to […]

Products & Product Reviews

View from the Customer: What do Hams Say About the Icom ID-52A Handheld Transceiver?

As we’ve discussed at length in previous posts, there are many ways to choose the ham radio equipment that’s best for your needs. This includes reading expert reviews in publications […]

Products & Product Reviews

Lightening Your Go-Kit

Editor’s Note: Troy Blair, KE8DRR, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, enjoys sharing personal stories about his involvement in amateur radio so others can learn from his experiences in the true spirit […]


Guide to November 2022 Ham Radio Contests

The ham radio year’s penultimate month offers a nice selection of contests to keep your operating skills sharp, logbooks filled, and competitive juices flowing, including the ARRL November Sweepstakes and […]

HAM Radio 101

DX Files: Tales of the Radio Paranormal

Halloween is here, and you’re in for a treat! Skip Longpath, custodian of the archives, has hand-picked several of the DX Files for your enjoyment–ones usually not available to the […]

Technical Articles

Handy Talky Madness (Part 2): Digital and the Rise of the Cheap HT

As I explained in Part 1 of this series, I love handy talkies (HTs). If there is a 12-step program for this addiction, I better be enrolled. Let’s continue the […]

HAM Radio 101

Fox Hunts or Amateur Radio Direction Finding—a Great Way for People of All Ages to Get Involved in Ham Radio

Let’s be honest, amateur radio is a pretty cool hobby that comes with all sorts of benefits that are bound to appeal to kids just as much as tossing a […]


Baluns and Common-Mode Impedance: How Much is Enough?

There is a lot of interest in baluns these days—that’s good. There is also a lot of confusion about baluns these days—that’s not so good. This article starts by defining […]