If you buy preowned gear, be sure that it has the correct fuses, has been set to the correct primary voltage and that the mains cord is OK.

Product Reviews

Yaesu FT3DR/DE
Nice Radio but hard Problems with BT
Icom IC-9700
Does what it says on the box
Kessler Engineering AT-AUTO
Battleship + Service
Ham Supply Yaesu Illuminator
Good unit despite expensive import and shipping costs
Heathkit DX-20
My 1st transmitter
RadioWavz Sentinel Hexbeam 20/10 Meters
Required a lot of work to get ir working properly.
Yaesu FT-65R
You get a little extra for what you pay for
FlexRadio FLEX-6600/6600M
Very good radio
Alinco DM-430T Switching Power Supply
Quiet,cool and bright...
Expert Electronics SunSDR2 QRP HF +6M SDR Transceiver 5W
Great rig


Ham Radio Operators Assist at Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade:
For more than a decade, the Festival of Lights Parade has relied on a crew of ham radio operators working in the background to help the Los Altos Police Department and event organi...
Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft Has Been Found on Moon:
On May 20th, 2018, the China National Space Agency (CNSA) launched the Queqiao spacecraft, the vehicle that would deliver the Chang’e-4 mission to the Moon. This vehicle was also...
Project Enables Amateur Radio Contact with Space Station:
Did you know you can use amateur radio to talk to astronauts in space? Ken Ernandes is part of the team building the next upgraded communication station to be flown on the ISS thi...
The New Era of High-Power Electromagnetic Weapons:
Military researchers around the world have been studying electromagnetics as a weapon for decades. The most successful application has been in lasers, with the development of small...


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Hams Are The Greatest...
WD0BC shares his gratitude for those who helped out the Boy Scouts of Camp Geiger.
Sherlock: The Case of the Three Orange Pips
Troubleshooting the United Kingdom's military radio PRC319
Morse Code: A Final Short Treatise On the History of Mr. Morse' Code...
Suitable for the meanest understanding...
80-Meter Base-Loaded Mobile Antenna
An "eHam Classic" by W5DXP
Tapping Into The Load
How to add a scope connection to the MFJ 260C 300 Dry Dummy Load.


Q: Have you ever seriously considered the possibility of your taking part in a DXpedition, either with a group, or by yourself...? If you have, tell us about your experience!

Responses: 166
Comments: 21
1:NO---I'm just not that serious about DX.
2:YES---I've thought about it, but the expense frightens me!
3:NO---I'd like to, but I'm just not that savvy in managing pile-ups.
4:YES---I've done it! Here's how...
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