Tim Duffy, K3LR, Inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
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by OnAllBands
9h ago
OnAllBands is pleased to announce that Tim Duffy, K3LR, DX Engineering CEO, has been inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to the amateur radio service and his fellow hams. (Image/DX Engineering) This latest accolade follows a long list of accomplishments for Tim since first becoming licensed more than 50 years ago, including his induction into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2006; chairing Contest University for 15 years; moderating the Hamvention Antenna Forum for 40 years; hosting scores of contesters at his K3LR superstation; being a ..read more
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New Product Spotlight: Alinco DJ-G46T GMRS Handheld Transceiver
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by OnAllBands
9h ago
Today’s OnAllBands product spotlight shines a bright light on Alinco’s new GMRS handheld transceiver. But before we get into the benefits and features of the DJ-G46T model, let’s take a moment to discuss GMRS and how it differs from the Family Radio Service (FRS). What is GMRS? GMRS stands for General Mobile Radio Service—a licensed radio service that uses channels around 462 MHz and 467 MHz. From the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) website: “The most common use of GMRS channels is for short-distance, two-way voice communications using handheld radios, mobile radios, and repeater sy ..read more
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Product Spotlight: United Microsystems XT-4 MK2 CW Memory Keyer
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by OnAllBands
2d ago
A CW memory keyer can be a ham’s best friend in the heat of a Morse code contest, where every second counts. You can read about these useful devices along with a lot of other great information in this article from Ward, N0AX, “CW Pileups for Beginning Ham Radio Contesters.” DX Engineering is pleased to carry one of the devices mentioned in the above article—the upgraded XT-4 MK2 CW Memory Keyer from Unified Microsystems. (Image/DX Engineering) This small, lightweight battery-powered CW memory keyer is a great choice for Field Day, POTA, SOTA, DXpeditions, mobile ops, and multi-operator scenari ..read more
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Dayton Hamvention® 2024 Wrap-Up—Some Highlights from Ham Radio’s Greatest Gathering
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by OnAllBands
3d ago
It’s May 20, the Monday after Dayton Hamvention 2024. Do you know what that means? Only 360 or so days until we meet again in Xenia, Ohio, to immerse ourselves in the world’s greatest hobby! If you were unable to make this year’s event, we’ve put together a brief rundown to get you thinking about the fun you’ll have if you can join us in 2025. Stay tuned. We’ll be posting much more about Hamvention in the days ahead. *** Four Days in May The week’s festivities kicked off the evening of Wednesday, May 15, with Four Days in May—the annual celebration of QRP operation held by the QRP Amateur Radi ..read more
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Vintage Ford Econoline Collins Radio Van Spotted at Dayton Hamvention®
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by OnAllBands
3d ago
Story by Paul Sakalas, KJ8EEP As anyone who’s ever been will tell you: You’ll see a lot of awesome stuff at the annual Dayton Hamvention. And if you need proof, check out this stunningly restored 1964 Ford Econoline van wearing vintage Collins Radio livery and crammed with period-correct Collins S-Line Ham equipment. With the antennas deployed, this incredible van served as both a product demo tool for Collins Radio equipment and an EMCOMM station. (Image/OnAllBands) The van was part of the Collins Amateur Radio Club display and better yet, we were able to talk with Ted Craven W0TCW, a former ..read more
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Ohio Driver Distraction Law Exempts Ham Radio Operators
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by Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ
1w ago
Last year it became illegal to use or hold a cell phone or electronic device in your hand, lap, or other part of the body while driving on Ohio roads. If an officer sees a violation, they can pull you over. Drivers over 18 years old can make or receive calls via hands-free devices, including a speakerphone.   Ohio’s new distracted driving law can be found in Section 4511.204 of the Ohio Revised Code. It started in April 2023 with only warnings issued. Full enforcement of the law began in October 2023. Penalties can consist of: First offense in two years: two points assessed to driver’s l ..read more
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Make Plans to Visit DX Engineering’s Expanded Booths at the 2024 Dayton Hamvention®!
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by Wayne KE8JFW
1w ago
After months of preparation, countless volunteer hours, and anticipation by thousands of hams who have had the dates circled in red for months, the wait is almost over! The gates are set to open on Dayton Hamvention at 9 am on Friday, May 17 and close on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm. The result of all the behind-the-scenes work is a celebration of amateur radio like no other—three days jampacked with the best ham radio has to offer, whether you’re looking to score a vintage rig at the flea market, take home a brand-new transceiver, or walk away with information you can use from many educational foru ..read more
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Field Day Gear Series Part 3: Portable HF Antennas
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by Wayne KE8JFW
1w ago
If you’re looking for proven, highly transportable, and easy-to-deploy options for getting on the air during the 2024 ARRL Field Day (June 22-23), you can’t go wrong with any number of portable HF antennas available at DXEngineering.com. This article represents just a sampling of what you’ll find online. Let’s begin our survey of Field Day antenna options with the amateur radio pros at Chelegance, who offer several excellent choices for POTA, SOTA, Field Day, and other outdoor activations: *** JPC-12 Portable HF Vertical Antenna The JPC-12 (40-6M) is built for easy assembly and excellent perfo ..read more
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Four Days in May (FDIM) Offers a Slice of Low-Power Heaven for Ham Radio Operators
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by OnAllBands
1w ago
Four Days in May (May 15-19), the annual celebration of QRP operation held by the QRP Amateur Radio Club International, is almost here! For a gathering that’s all about promoting low-power operation, you can almost feel the high levels of energy building as the date nears. Irony aside, this event once again promises to be filled with fun, homebrew competitions, learning opportunities, vendors, and door prizes, including ones donated by DX Engineering. You can still register for FDIM at the event, held at the Holiday Inn Fairborn (about 20 minutes from Dayton Hamvention), the evening of Wednes ..read more
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It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from Bolivia
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by Wayne KE8JFW
1w ago
Bolivia QRV in May 2024 The multi-operator CP7DX DXpedition from Bolivia is scheduled to be active until May 19. Chasers hoping to capture an ATNO or fill bands with this landlocked country in western-central South America will have an excellent opportunity on 160-6M in SSB, CW, FT4/FT8, and satellites (SSB and FM). The Argentinian operators will be employing a range of gear, including Icom transceivers (IC-9700 VHF/UHF/1.2 GHz and others), Yaesu and Elecraft rigs, and Ameritron amplifiers. Bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, Chile to th ..read more
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