Articles written by: Kim Klimas


Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, Snags Signal from Tianwen-1 Probe Orbiting Mars

There’s always that one guy, and on February 10 that guy was amateur operator Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, snagging a hard-to-get signal from China’s Tianwen-1 probe as it orbited Mars. It’s […]

Amateur Radio News

Plans to Retrieve Titanic’s Marconi Wireless Radio Face Sinking Trajectory

In May of 2020, federal judge Rebecca Beach Smith ruled against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) allowing salvage firm RMS Titanic, Inc. (RMST) the rights to retrieve the […]

Amateur Radio News

Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)—“Proudly Serving Those Who Serve”

You may be surprised to learn that MARS doesn’t always necessitate a fiery launch into orbit, conveniently-packaged freeze-dried snacks, or a red planet touchdown. This four-letter planetary reference is also […]

Amateur Radio News

Make Radio Contact with the International Space Station as a Ham Host!

If you’ve ever wanted to make your celestial debut—now is the perfect time! Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is searching the galaxy (okay, maybe just Earth) for […]

Amateur Radio News

A Very Happy Birthday, and Many Thanks to Heinrich Hertz!

German physicist Heinrich Hertz (February 22, 1857-January 1, 1894) accomplished much in his short 36 years of life—most notably, proving the existence of electromagnetic waves during his tenure as professor […]

HAM Radio 101

“Best Regards,” “Love and Kisses,” and “the End” Decoded 

If you’re a newbie to Amateur Radio, you may be having some scratch-your-head moments when you leave a meet-and-greet or sign off of a voice communication only to have a […]

Amateur Radio News

Congresswoman and Kid Team Up to Pass Bill Recognizing April 18 as National Radio Operators Day!

At only twelve years old, Raymond Thomas Anderson, N7KCB, is already doing great things for amateur radio. He is the founder of Long Distance Responders and is using the organization […]

Amateur Radio News

Hams Help Locate Missing Children in Post Falls, Idaho

When two young children, ages 9 and 11, went missing in Post Falls, Idaho, on the afternoon of September 16, the police quickly began a visual recovery search that covered […]


It’s Time to Hustle if You Want to Head Back to School with an ARRL Foundation Scholarship

The deadline to submit applications for the 2021 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program is fast approaching. There is still plenty of time to apply—but you must do so by 11:59 pm […]

Amateur Radio News

The Cyclone Station that Keeps Us Safe, WX4NHC

Congratulations to Amateur Radio station WX4NHC as it celebrates its 40th year of public service at the National Hurricane Center (NHC), located on campus at Florida International University in Miami, […]