Articles written by: Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ

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

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Technical Articles

Handy Talky Madness (Part 4): Other Communication Types

So, we have discussed analog ham radio. We have discussed digital ham radio. We have talked about the quality brands and touched upon the cheaper brands. We’ve even explored accessories […]

small ham radio microphone for a handy talkie
Technical Articles

Handy Talky Madness (Part 3): And Then There are the Accessories

So, you have your HTs. You can work events. You can talk on nets. Is that the end of the madness? Not even close. Now you need accessories to make […]

group of three ham radio HTs on a desk
Technical Articles

Handy Talky Madness (Part 2): Digital and the Rise of the Cheap HT

As I explained in Part 1 of this series, I love handy talkies (HTs). If there is a 12-step program for this addiction, I better be enrolled. Let’s continue the […]

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Technical Articles

Handy Talky Madness (Part 1): Old School and Analog

I love handy talkies (HTs). Some might call it an addiction. So, let’s talk about them. Since there is way too much information for one blog alone, I’ll be covering […]

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Technical Articles

Ham Radio Software for Mac and Apple Users

For better or for worse, I am an all-Mac and Apple user. I could write articles for days arguing the benefits and, yes, downfalls of that choice, but I’ll stick […]

HAM Radio 101


Be prepared to help your community during a disaster. Get the special training required to be an ARRL emergency communications volunteer. ARRL’s online courses are offered in a variety of […]

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EMCOMM in Action: Providing Communications Support for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride

The Pan Ohio Hope Ride (POHR) is a noncompetitive one–, two–, or four-day cycling event that supports the American Cancer Society. Either as an individual or part of a team, […]

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HAM Radio 101

Etiquette in Amateur Radio

Whether you have a brand-new license, haven’t been active in a long time, or just need a little refresher, it is understandable that getting on the air can be intimidating […]

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FT8: Saving or Destroying Ham Radio?

Let me start by saying that this is an OPINION PIECE. Everybody has an opinion. Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. I try to explore all sides, but […]

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EMCOMM / Technical Articles

EMCOMM: Operating Procedures and Tactical Callsigns

Operating Procedures The following suggestions are intended to help you become a better operator whether participating in a ham radio contest or public service event. The first thing to remember […]