Articles written by: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ, is District Emergency Coordinator, D3 Ohio ARES.

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HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: The Basics of Sun and Signal—A Few Useful Resources

As a service to new hams, we’ve compiled a few resources to give you a better basic understanding of the sun and the role it plays in enabling you to […]

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Technical Articles

Backup Power for Home & Field

Power. It is one of the most important aspects of running an operation. But what if you don’t have access to AC power or a storm knocks out all power […]

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HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: What is the 60 Meter Band?

First introduced in 2002, the 60 meter, or 5 MHz, band was originally only available in a few countries: United States, United Kingdom, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, and Iceland. Over […]

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HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: What is WSPR?

Let’s start with the basics: If you’ve wondered if a band is open, WSPR can tell you. As noted by Joe Taylor, K1JT, and Bruce Walker, W1BW, in their November […]

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Amateur Radio News

Ohio Driver Distraction Law Exempts Ham Radio Operators

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. […]

HAM Radio 101

Signal Reporting | Ham Radio 101

This weekend I was on SSB for a few activities. While scrolling through the frequencies, I heard this conversation after a CQ. I am going to call Ham 1 AB8XXX […]

HAM Radio 101

A Brief Look at Amateur Radio in Space | Ham Radio 101

There’s an impressive history of amateur radio operators who have stood on the leading edge of space activities. Examples include the amateur radio moonbounce, or Earth-Moon-Earth (EME), by W4AO and […]

Amateur Radio News

Emergency Preparedness for the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

For most people in the path of totality, the April 8 Great American Eclipse was likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (Only residents in southern Illinois were in the path of totality […]

Technical Articles

Update to RadioMail—Varanny

I have written about an amazing program called RadioMail in previous articles. This is an application that allows for Winlink mail to be sent and received on an iPhone or […]

Technical Articles

Ham Mobile Install–A Few Suggestions for Dealing with Noise Issues

In this installment of Ham Mobile Install, we will talk about what happens when you have followed the mobile radio installation instructions to the letter, but there is still something […]