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HAM Radio 101

Extra Class License—and Why It’s Worth the Effort!

So you’ve passed your Technician and General Class License tests! Congratulations! Maybe now it’s time you go for the big enchilada—the Amateur Extra Class License. Here’s why it’s worth the […]

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What is a Ø—Zero/Slash?

For Hams with the letter O or number 0 in their call signs, the zero/slash symbol (Ø) is an indispensable tool to eliminate confusion and make sure information gets logged […]

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Ham Radio History—OSCAR 1, the First Amateur Radio Satellite

Amateur Radio satellites have come a long way since the early days, but none are more important than the first—OSCAR 1. As the seminal Amateur Radio satellite to be launched […]

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ARRL On the Air Magazine: A New Reference for New Ham Radio Operators

The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications is a whopping 1,280 pages filled with a mind-boggling accumulation of information about Ham Radio. Drop one on your foot and you’ll soon understand […]

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Zulu Time, UTC Time Explained

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the globally used time standard. It’s a 24-hour clock that’s based on the 0° longitude meridian, known as the Greenwich Meridian, and it’s what meteorologists […]

HAM Radio 101 / Products & Product Reviews

Product Profile: AlexLoop Walkham Portable Magnetic Loop Antenna

From time to time, our Word of the Day feature will showcase a new product available at DX Engineering. Today, we’re highlighting the premier version of the world-famous AlexLoop Walkham […]

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Product Profile: Flexible Copper Grounding Straps

Flexible Copper Grounding Straps are solid, bendable copper straps used to build low-inductance, high-performance grounding systems as an alternative to tinned-copper braid. With a much larger surface area and lower […]

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Word of the Day: Footswitches

DX Engineering Footswitches are used for keying transceivers, amplifiers, and other radio or electronic equipment with your foot. They’re outfitted with spring-loaded pedals, slip-proof foot pads, and rubber feet for […]

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Product Profile: Equipment Covers

The equipment you buy as an Amateur Radio operator is a noble investment—and one that’s worth protecting. Don’t give dust and dirt any time to settle on the days you’re […]

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Product Profile: Equipment Cases

Hams can be hard to keep home. From fox hunts to portable operations to DXpeditions, they’re always off on another adventure—and it can take a toll on the delicate instruments […]