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Ham Radio History: Radio Boys

When it comes to classic literature, Ham Radio rarely plays a prominent role. After all, Steinbeck wrote Of Mice and Men, not Of Mics and Men. And despite his name, […]

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What is a Smith Chart?

Look through the 2019 DX Engineering Fall/Winter Catalog and you’ll run across a handful of Smith Charts—a graphic display of how RF parameters behave at certain frequencies. Invented by Phillip […]

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What is APRS?

Earlier this week we featured thePicoAPRS-Lite Transceiver Module, which leads us to our Word of the Day: APRS. APRS stands for Automatic Packet Reporting System—an Amateur Radio-based system that Hams […]

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Word of the Day: Ham Radio Catalog

If you remember the thrill of leafing through a holiday catalog as a kid—circling all the pipe-dream stuff you wanted but knew you would never acquire—you’re hardly alone. Years removed […]

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What is a “The Wouff-Hong?”

In honor of Halloween, our Word of the Day features an object designed to strike terror in the hearts of any amateur operator who ever called CQ. Of course we’re […]

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Word of the Day: Poaching

Poaching is when a third station strays onto the frequency of a station who is running in order to make contact with one of the responding stations.  If N9RV is […]

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Guide to Canadian National Parks on the Air 2019

Spearheaded by a group of dedicated Hams from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian National Parks On The Air (CNPOTA) is a new program (modeled after ARRL’s defunct National Parks on the […]

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Word of the Day: “Rubber Clocking”

A slang term used to refer to the adjusting of times in the contest log to make QSOs appear to conform to the rules of a category and contest. This […]

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What is the VHF/UHF Century Club?

If working UHF/VHF is more your style (or all your budget will allow), there are still lots of ways to have fun on the air and get recognized for your […]

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Word of the Day: XYL

Today’s Word of the Day salutes all the XYLs who “stand by their Ham.” For many male Ham Radio operators, having a supportive, understanding, patient, and abundantly tolerant XYL is […]