Articles written by: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ, is Greene County, Ohio, Emergency Coordinator

Technical Articles

Ham Radio Emergency Preparedness: Winter Field Day

Winter Field Day (WFD) is a communications exercise loosely modelled after ARRL Field Day. It is held the last full weekend in January. This may not be too bad for […]


Public Service: Hams Help Out at the Arnold Sports Festival

Arnold Schwarzenegger greeting athletes and spectators It takes a lot of heavy lifting from volunteers to manage an event as large as the Arnold Sports Festival. Among these volunteers are […]

HAM Radio 101

Public Service Events: Ham Radio at the Southern Ohio Forest Rally

The Southern Ohio Forest Rally (SOFR) races on roads that cut through the forests of Vinton, Ross, and Hocking counties. The 2022 race featured 95 rally car entries enjoying lots […]

HAM Radio 101

Public Service and Ham Radio: Volunteering for the Air Force Marathon

The first official Air Force Marathon was run September 20, 1997, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the United States Air Force. Held annually the third Saturday in September, the […]

HAM Radio 101

Public Service: Why Ham Radio Operators Help Out in Their Communities

Bikes waiting for the second leg of a local triathlon Amateur radio operators volunteer to help their communities in good times and bad through community events, disaster response, and various […]


Public Service: Ham Radio Support for Marathons

Runners may be the main attraction during big road races, but while they are racing, dozens of volunteers are working behind the scenes to make sure the event operates smoothly. […]

Products & Product Reviews

Ham Radio Product Review: Icom ID-52A

The Icom ID-52A VHF/UHF Multifunction D-STAR Handheld Transceiver didn’t replace the ID-51A, but it is a worthy successor with a lot of capabilities. It is the first handheld with a […]


Ham Radio Equipment Review: Icom IC-705 Accessories

We talked about the Icom IC-705 HF/50/144/430 MHz All Mode Portable Transceiver in my last post, so now it’s time to discuss its accessories. The IC-705 has a whole list […]

Products & Product Reviews / Transceivers and Receivers

Ham Radio Equipment Review: Icom HF/50/144/430 MHz IC-705 Transceiver

It has been almost two and a half years since the FCC approved the Icom IC-705 transceiver for sale in the United States. I have had the privilege of owning […]

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Technical Articles

Ham Radio Licensing Classes and Testing

(U.S.-Based Only) Getting or upgrading your ham radio license can sometimes seem overwhelming to those who aren’t familiar with the information or process. Executing an internet search pulls up many […]