Computer-based radio operations are fun!

HRD Software Ham Radio Deluxe HRDCompletely integrate your station with your computer, starting with THE all-in-one software solution, Ham Radio Deluxe. “HRD” is an advanced, visually appealing program that displays and operates Radio Control, Logbook, Digital Master, Satellite and Rotor Control modules. It covers an incredible range of digital, CW and voice modes. Logging and station control with your computer has never been better!

But, how DO you get the rig hooked up to the computer? Most modern interface units connect to the computer simply via the USB port. Pre-made interface cables make all of the transceiver connections for control, AFSK digital modes, keyed CW and FSK RTTY. The innovative RigExpert USB and Wi-Fi interfaces use these specialized cables, and West Mountain Radio interfaces use these cables . Or, choose inexpensive separates; USB to Serial Adapters and USB radio control cables made by RT Systems and digital audio interface and cable combos by Tigertronics.

Check out digital mode computer radio interfacing solutions at DX Engineering!

Base, handheld and portable high performance Amateur Radio transceivers.

For over 30 years, Kenwood has been a driving force behind Amateur Radio technology. Known for its unwavering devotion to quality, Kenwood offers an array of innovative, high performance transceivers. DX Engineering now carries Kenwood radios, which means operators can enjoy Kenwood performance coupled with DX Engineering’s superior customer support and shipping speed.

Kenwood Amateur Radio DX Engineering

Kenwood Amateur Radio products now available from DX Engineering.

Here is just a small sampling of the latest Kenwood products that can be found at

Kenwood calls the TS-990S its ultimate 200 watt HF+6M contest/DX transceiver—and for good reason. The Kenwood TS-990S achieves the best reception performance of any radio in Kenwood’s legendary TS series. It’s equipped with dual receivers for simultaneous reception on two different bands. The radio incorporates narrow-band high-IP roofing filters, a newly developed mixer circuit, and a built-in antenna tuner to deliver uncompromised performance. Advanced AGC control perfectly fuses analog and digital reception. The TS-990S also features Kenwood’s Sky Command II system for full duplex communications.

Designed for the most demanding DX and contest operators, Kenwood’s TS-590SG high performance HF+6M transceiver boasts highly-reliable transmit outputs to deliver an exceptionally good transmit signal. The 100 watt TS-590SG the best dynamic range in its class versus off-frequency interference. It features a 32-bit floating DSP, a built-in automatic antenna tuner, beat cancel and CW auto tune. USB and serial DB-9 ports make connection to a PC easy. The radio comes with Kenwood’s Control Software and Radio Host Program for VOIP operation.

With ARPS standard, Kenwood’s TM-D710G 2M/70cm radio is an excellent choice for operators looking for a high performance portable digital transceiver. This true dual band radio permits VHF+VHF, UHF+UHF and UHF+VHF operation. The TM-D710G packs 50 watts into a compact unit, and the detachable control head makes it easy to install in a vehicle. The radio’s EchoLink™ functionality and built-in GPS make the TM-D710G an invaluable tool for hilltopping and EMCOMM duty.

See all Kenwood Transceivers and Kenwood audio equipment carried by DX Engineering at

DX Engineering is no stranger to major DXpeditions.

DX Engineering recently sponsored both the K1N Navassa Island DXpedition and FT5ZM Amsterdam Island DXpedition. And now, DX Engineering is doing the same for the 2016 VP8 South Sandwich and South Georgia DXpedition, VP8STI and VP8SGI.

VP8 South Sandwich South Georgia DXpedition VP8STI VP8SGI

Southgate Amateur Radio News featured DX Engineering’s contributions in an article from the VP8 team this week.

“We are extremely pleased that DX Engineering has become a major equipment sponsor for this Dxpedition,” it says. “This saves the team considerable funds that can be used elsewhere to improve the quality and performance of the Dxpedition team. ‘DX Engineering has always supported us but on this effort they have really stepped up in a big way – this is a real shot in the arm for our team and enables us to perform at higher levels’ said Team Co-Leader David Collingham-K3LP.”

Stay tuned for more information on the VP8 DXpedition, and check out for some of the best products in amateur radio.

Have you read the product review in the May 2015 QST Magazine?

It features the Alinco DX 10-Meter Transceiver, which is now available at DX Engineering.

Alinco DX-10 All-Mode 10 Meter Transceivers DX-10

Here’s a clip from the review, written by Bob Allison, WB1GCM:

“Yes, I know the DX-10 looks like a CB transceiver. It has some of the features you would find on a CB radio, such as an echo chamber and roger beep (that are best left turned off), public address feature, and two-digit CHANNEL display. In other parts of the world, identical-looking transceivers with various brand names and model numbers are marketed as Citizen’s Band transceivers.

“Regardless of its looks, make no mistake: The Alinco DX-10 is a 10 meter-only multi-mode transceiver from an established Amateur Radio manufacturer and available through established Amateur Radio dealers. It is one of the few options for an amateur wishing to use 10 meters without the cost of a multiband HF transceiver. I opted to focus on function, not looks.”

View the PDF of the article to read the entire review:

And visit for our entire line of Alinco products!

High-performance, high-quality Amateur Radio antennas, delivered with unmatched customer support.

The legendary Butternut, Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas deliver the best payback in HF performance and operating ease. They’re now manufactured exclusively by DX Engineering, and the antennas are in stock and ready to ship. That means Hams won’t wait long to get on the air.

DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antennas DXE-3X10

The DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antenna, DXE-3X10

The DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antenna offers over 7 dB gain on the 20 and 15 meter bands, plus over 9 dB on the 10 meter band. A trap-free design ensures the best bandwidth possible. The antenna has a 23 foot boom. It is easy to build and tune, and comes with a 2,500 watt feed point choke.

The DX Engineering Skylark Dual-Band Yagi Antenna delivers close to 8 dB gain on the 17 and 12 meter bands. The antenna also provides an SWR under 1.3 to 1 across each band, plus a front-to-back over 20 dB. It handles the legal limit plus. The Skylark’s simple design eliminates any moving parts, which contributes to all-weather reliability. A feed point choke is included.

Efficient and versatile, DX Engineering’s Butternut Multi-Band Vertical Antennas are ideal for operators who want to get on the HF bands but don’t want to put up a large antenna array. Butternut HF Vertical Antennas are easy to install and tune. Two-band, 6-band and 9-band models are available.

DX Engineering has wide array of upgrade and repair parts in stock for all of these antennas.

If your weather is anything like Ohio’s lately, thunder storms are in your forecast.

Diamond Antenna SP-Series Lightning Arresters

Diamond Antenna SP-Series Lightning Arresters: DMN-SP3000

It is important that you inspect, upgrade, or replace your ground system. Your precious radio equipment is very sensitive and must be connected to a good low resistance earth ground. Even a nearby static discharge caused by lightning can cause damage.

DX Engineering is your one-stop-shop for all the grounding products you need, from lightning arresters and ground rods to Cadweld One-Shots.

Protect your equipment, get grounded. Call our experts for help and questions at 1-800-777-0703 Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 7:00pm Eastern, or email us at

Have you checked the ground connections on your station? Inside and outside as well. Make sure everything is still solidly connected. Double-check anything outside that a critter could chew, step on, or otherwise break.Jet-Lube SS-30 Pure Copper Anti-Seize 12555

Have ground rods? Some soils have been known to corrode ground rods to the point that they disappear. Wiggle them to ensure they still exist under the upper ground level. Is everything tight and clean? Use Jet-Lube SS-30 Pure Copper Anti-Seize, which is the top choice of engineers and technicians in government, industry, and leading Amateur Radio contest stations for protecting mechanical assemblies of aluminum tubing, general hardware, and copper grounding systems!

On bonded metal surfaces Jet-Lube SS-30 assures electrical and RF conductivity while preventing oxidation and corrosion. Surpassing the capabilities of other aluminum anti-oxidants, the wide temperature range of Jet-Lube SS-30 prevents long-term drying and caking, and allows easy disassembly and effortless cleaning of parts.

Do you have the proper parts and hardware for grounding your station? DX Engineering has what you need. Check out the Grounding and Lightning Protection area on our website.


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