Articles written by: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

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

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Events / HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio 101: Parks on the Air® (POTA)

CQ POTA! Where do you hear and/or see that and what does it mean? Parks on the Air®, or POTA, is an international amateur radio operation that encourages licensed hams […]

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HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: ARRL Foundation

September 21, 2023, marked 50 years since the ARRL Foundation was formed. While partnered with the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), the ARRL Foundation stewards philanthropic support for amateur radio […]

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Ham Radio Operating Event Spotlight: Route 66 On The Air

How many people enjoy the 13 Colonies special event? It seems like the number grows every year! The organizers sure have their work cut out for them. If you are […]

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HAM Radio 101

A Look at the Ham Radio Volunteer Examiner Coordinator System

The FCC created the Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) system to provide initial licensing examinations for prospective hams and upgrade examination opportunities for those already licensed. The VEC organizations oversee the […]

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HAM Radio 101

How the ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) is Structured: Ham Radio 101

The ARRL governance structure divides the United States into 15 ARRL Divisions. Every three years, ARRL members in each Division elect a Director and a Vice Director to represent them […]

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Traveling to Hamfests

I’ve spent the entirety of my life living somewhere between seven and 31 minutes from Dayton Hamvention. Growing up, this meant nothing to me since I had no exposure to […]

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A Unique View of Dayton Hamvention®

Author’s Note: The article below represents the author’s views alone. In no way do they represent the thoughts or experiences of other individuals or represent the views of the executive […]

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13 Colonies—a Truly Special Event

Independence Day is one of my favorite times of the year. Cookouts, friends and family, fireworks and, of course, the 13 Colonies Special Event. The 15th Annual 13 Colonies Special […]

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Field Day–Get on the Air (GOTA) Stations

Another fun exercise for Field Day is creating a Get on the Air (GOTA) station. It is an opportunity for any newly licensed amateurs, generally inactive licensees, and non-licensed individuals […]

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Events / Field Day

ARRL Field Day–How to Earn Bonus Points

In previous articles we’ve discussed the point of the exercise as well as the basic rules. This post is about my favorite topic…Bonus Points! I belong to an amateur radio […]