Articles written by: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

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

FT8 / Technical Articles

FT8: Polite Operating Procedures for Ham Radio Operators

This is going to be a blog that not everyone will agree with. There are plenty of opinions  on the “correct” or “polite” way to operate, and that is perfectly […]

EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: What is the NTS?

The National Traffic System (NTS) is a field organization of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It’s comprised of a network of amateur radio operators who relay messages throughout the […]

FT8 / Technical Articles

FT8 Mode Basics—What is it and How Do I Get Started?

Joe Taylor, K1JT, announced the availability of a new mode in the WSJT-X software suite, FT8, on June 29, 2017. Created by K1JT and Steve Franke, K9AN, FT8 stands for […]

EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: ARES and RACES—What’s the Difference?

Emergency service programs are a staple of the Amateur Radio community. There can be some confusion about the roles of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES), which is the ARRL […]

HAM Radio 101

EMCOMM: The Value of Winlink in Emergency Communications

Winlink Global Radio Email®️, often referred to as just Winlink, is a worldwide radio messaging system that uses amateur-band radio frequencies and authorized government stations to provide radio pathway emails. […]

HAM Radio 101

EMCOMM: Taking a Look at Leadership Structure

Many systems have various types of leadership structures. EMCOMM is no different. For this purpose we shall focus on two types: the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) Field structure, as […]

EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: Why Interoperability Among Agencies is Critical During an Emergency

The ability to work together doesn’t always work well inside of an agency or an organization. So, when asking organizations or agencies to work and communicate together, chaos can ensue. […]

EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: Ham Radio Digital Modes for Use During Emergencies

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) supports and encourages the use of all communications modes to relay messages. This article aims to highlight a few digital modes. They are very accurate […]

HAM Radio 101

EMCOMM: Getting Involved in the Storm Spotter Program

The SKYWARN program was developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) in the 1960s. Even though the NWS receives information from satellite, surface weather stations and Doppler radar, technology is […]

HAM Radio 101

EMCOMM: Hams Making a Difference Through Public Service

What do you use your amateur radio license for? There are many ways to use ham radio; however, one very rewarding way is to serve the community. The Amateur Radio […]