High-quality components from a leader in transmission line technology.

DX Engineering now carries cable and connectors from Times Microwave Systems, a division of the Amphenol family. Times Microwave supplies government and telecommunication organizations with cables of uncompromising quality. That means Amateur Radio operators can now get these same pro-level components for their stations.

Times Microwave Coaxial Cable Prep Tools TK-600-EZ

Times Microwave Coaxial Cable Prep Tools TK-600-EZ

Times Microwave Systems’ line of Low Loss Coaxial Cable is specified by name by operators who demand performance and reliability. The cable features superior shielding and a UV-resistant polyethylene jacket. This makes the cable an excellent choice for both in-shack jumpers and long outdoor antenna runs. Times Microwave has several types of cable, each one available by the foot through DX Engineering.

Additionally, Times Microwave offers an exhaustive line of Coaxial Cable Connectors. Virtually every connector type common to an Amateur Radio station is supported, in both crimp-on and solder-on styles. They come in a variety of configurations as well, from right angle bends to bulkhead barrel connectors.

DX Engineering also carries a wide array of Times Microwave Cable Prep Tools.

See all the Times Microwave Products carried by DX Engineering at DXEngineering.com:

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The first-ever MFJ Day is Saturday, Jan. 10 at the DX Engineering world headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio!

Now, here’s the thing you need to know about the event: DX Engineering’s Showroom is located inside Summit Racing Equipment’s Tallmadge retail store. That’s awesome for you, because the store is a whopping 25,000 square feet and is loaded with other cool gadgets like car parts, engines, display vehicles, and more!

Another positive: The parking area is HUGE (and parking and admission are FREE for MFJ Day).

While DX Engineering and MFJ Enterprises won’t take over the entire Summit Racing retail store (we want attendees to still experience what has been described as “the ultimate toy store for car lovers”), the amateur radio companies will each have MASSIVE displays normally reserved for events like Hamvention. In addition, you can take a look around the DX Engineering Showroom and take advantage of specials on all MFJ products. Plus, there will be clearance and open box items, door prizes, and a special guest appearance by Martin F. Jue, K5FLU.

One more thing…if you can’t make it, we’re still offering specials on all MFJ-brand products on our website and by phone order, but ONLY this weekend!

Here are a few “behind-the-scenes” pictures of the set-up currently going on for MFJ Day. Check out DX Engineering’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts for more, and stay tuned for videos from the event.

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High-performance Amateur Radio antennas, now with unmatched customer support.

In a move that will delight Ham Radio enthusiasts, DX Engineering welcomes Bencher’s Skyhawk and Skylark Antennas, plus Butternut Antennas to its exclusive family of brands. For years, Amateur Radio operators have relied on Bencher Antennas and Butternut Antennas for both HF contesting and DXing. Now, the Skyhawk and Skylark antennas, as well as every Butternut antenna model, will be manufactured and sold exclusively by DX Engineering. DX Engineering also carries all the service, repair, and replacement parts required to keep these antennas in good operating condition.

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

DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antenna

Two New Additions to the DX Engineering Antenna Line

The DX Engineering Skyhawk Tri-Band Yagi Antenna offers over 7 dB of 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 use of aluminum and stainless steel hardware keeps the antenna’s overall weight down to around 75 pounds. The antenna has a 23 foot boom, which results in less strain on the rotator and tower assembly. It is easy to build and tune, and comes with a 2,500 watt balun.

The DX Engineering Skylark Dual-Band Yagi Antenna delivers close to 8 dB of 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 up to 5,000 watts (continuous). The Skylark’s simple design eliminates any moving parts, which contributes to all-weather reliability. Aluminum elements and stainless steel hardware also promote corrosion resistance. With a boom length of just 16 feet, the Skylark can handle winds up to 90 mph. A balun is included.

DX Engineering has also acquired Butternut HF Vertical Antennas

Butternut HF Vertical Antennas are easy to install and tune, and they handle 2,000 watts. The 9-Band Vertical covers 80 through 6 meters and stands just 26 feet tall. The 6-Band Vertical covers 80 through 10 meters and is also just 26 feet tall. For exceptional 80 and 40 meter HF performance, the Butternut 2-Band Vertical is an excellent choice. It stands just 32 feet high. Accessory/add-on kits, repair parts, radial systems, and mounting solutions will continue to be available separately.




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DX Engineering is a Major Sponsor of the January 2015 Navassa Island DXpedition, supplying the team with the new JK Antennas Navassa-5 Yagi Antenna—and it is available exclusively at DX Engineering.

JK Antennas Navassa-5 Multi-Band Yagis

In the spirit of the 2015 Navassa Island DXpedition, JK Antennas introduced a new five-band Yagi that packs a lot of performance into a relatively small size. That makes it is an ideal antenna for Amateur Radio operators looking to get active on the most popular HF bands, or Hams that want to upgrade from a tri-band trap antenna.

Based on a collaborative design by Dan Horvat E73M, the Navassa-5 places full-size elements along the same plane to pack 2-element monoband performance into a five-band antenna. Using just a single boom, the Navassa-5 provides impressive gain on the 10, 12, 15, 17 and 20 meter bands—all through a single run of coax cable. The compact antenna carries a 100 mph wind speed rating along with a mere 19.5 foot maximum turning radius.

More importantly, the antenna’s wide, flat VSWR curve means operators get excellent wideband performance. For additional band coverage, a optional Navassa-5 “Plus” 6 meter add-on kit is also available.

JK Antenna’s Navassa-5 Quick Specs:
Weight: 52 pounds (approx.)
Wind Area: 9.45 square feet
Gain (65′ above ground):

  • 12.6 dBi (10M)
  • 12.4 dBi (12M)
  • 11.8 dBi (15M)
  • 11.8 dBi (17M)
  • 11.4 dBi (20M)

See JK Antennas’ Navassa-5 and 6-meter Yagi add-on kit at DXEngineering.com:


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DX Engineering now carries Coaxial Dynamics SWR/Wattmeters – professional field meters now available for the Amateur Radio enthusiast.

For decades, Coaxial Dynamics has been well known to broadcast engineers, wireless network designers and communications professionals. Now, Amateur Operators can use high-precision Coaxial Dynamics meters in their own station. With a comprehensive line of wattmeters, there are units designed for practically every RF application. Depending on the meter, they can be used to measure peak/forward/reflected power, as well as directional RF power in either dB or Watts.

Coaxial Dynamics RF Peak Reading Wattmeters

Coaxial Dynamics RF Peak Reading Wattmeters at DX Engineering

The meters are shock-mounted in a virtually indestructible case, making them well suited to the field. They meet both the US Navy and Canadian standards for shock and vibration.

Operators can choose from Coaxial Dynamics meters with a traditional analog sweep display, or a large high-visibility LCD screen with LCD Directional RF Wattmeters. They come in multiple connector options and frequency ranges. Meters are also available with multi-range capability, selectable via a large front-panel knob.

DX Engineering also carries additional connector adapters, plug-in elements and other accessories to expand the functionality of the Coaxial Dynamics meters.



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WRTC 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship

DX Engineering provided every competing station in the WRTC 2014 its American-made Coaxial Cable Assemblies.

For 24 hours in July, the Amateur Radio community will focus on Westborough, MA as the World Radiosport Team Challenge 2014 gets underway. Dozens of two-person teams hailing from the furthest reaches of the planet will try to rack up as many contacts (QSOs) as possible.

DX Engineering is honored to support such an important competition. The company provided every competing station with its high quality, American-made Coaxial Cable Assemblies. It also is the exclusive dealer for the 2X Arrays TX38, which is The Official Tri-Band Antenna of WRTC 2014. To earn that title, this high performance Yagi antenna had its impressive gain and SWR verified in real-world operation.

2X Arrays TX38 Antenna

2X Arrays TX38 Antennas are the Official Tri-Band Antenna of WRTC 2014. DX Engineering is the exclusive dealer of the Antenna.

The WRTC 2014 committee also relied on DX Engineering’s technical advisors to solve significant problems, including an issue with the off-the-shelf power supplies originally delivered to the competing stations. The supplies generated significant radio frequency interference and proved inadequate for the WRTC competing stations.

DX Engineering worked with the WRTC 2014 Committee to create special power supplies specifically for the event. The custom-made WRTC 2014 Power Supplies will be available to the general public by the fall of 2014. The TX38 Antenna and DX Engineering Coaxial Cable Assemblies are available now.

Learn more about WRTC 2014.

Learn more about the 2X Arrays TX38 Antenna at DX Engineering.

Learn more about DX Engineering Coaxial Cable Assemblies.

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The MFJ-259C 530 KHz-230 MHz SWR Antenna Analyzer was just released!

The world’s most popular SWR/RF antenna analyzer is now even better, providing two frequency-range knobs for wider control. It includes all the features of the MFJ-259B, but expands frequency coverage to 530 KHz to 230 MHz, compared with 1.8 to 170 MHz for the MFJ-259B. This allows you to analyze 160M antennas in addition to MW (AM broadcast) and other shortwave frequencies.MFJ-259C Antenna Analyzer

The battery-powered analyzer combines four basic circuits: a 0.53-230 MHz variable frequency oscillator, a frequency counter, a 50 ohm RF-bridge, and an 8-bit micro-controller. It’s compact (measuring 4x2x6 ¾ inches) and battery-powered, allowing you to take it anywhere—on DXpeditions, to remote sites, up towers, and more.

Use the MFJ-259C for a complete picture of your antenna’s performance, with the ability to test:

  • Antennas – SWR, impedance, reactance, resistance, resonant frequency, and bandwidth)
  • Antenna tuners – SWR, bandwidth, frequency
  • Amplifiers – Input and output matching networks, chokes, suppressors, traps, and components
  • Coaxial transmission lines – SWR, length, velocity factor, approximate Q and loss, resonant frequency, and impedance
  • Filters – SWR, attenuation, and frequency range
  • Matching or tuning stubs – SWR, approximate Q, resonant frequency, bandwidth, impedance
  • Traps – resonant frequency and approximate Q
  • Tunes circuits – Resonante frequency and approximate Q
  • Small capacitors – Value and self-resonant frequency

Get the MFJ-259C Antenna Analyzer today from DX Engineering!


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