Articles written by: Kim Klimas


Amateur Radio History: Hams Inspired by Sputnik 1 Built OSCAR-1, -2, and -3 Satellites, Taking Amateur Radio into Space

Sometimes a taste of what could be gives you the kick in the pants you need to make history happen. And that’s exactly what happened to a handful of hams […]

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Hams You Should Know: Jean Shepherd, K2ORS, SK: Cowriter/Narrator of A Christmas Story

If you’ve ever lusted after a leg lamp or shouted, “You’ll shoot your eye out” to a bb-gun clad kid on Christmas morning, odds are you’re already familiar with ham […]

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For Work Well Done, We Salute this Year’s 2023 Hamvention Award Winners

The folks here at DX Engineering were excited to have official Hamvention spokesperson, Michael Kalter, W8CI, join DX Engineering’s own Tim Duffy, K3LR, at the DX Engineering showroom here in […]


SpaceX Crew-6 Commander, Stephen Bowen, KI5BKB, Makes ARISS Radio Contact with Ham-Savvy Kids

At 12:34 a.m. on March 2, the sky at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida was fully ablaze (see blastoff here) as the Falcon 9 rocket with attached Dragon Endeavor […]


How Sunspots Led to House Arrest for Galileo, and Frequently Asked Sunspot Questions Answered

Galileo was born on February 15, 1564, with a fate destined to be as star-crossed as the lover’s holiday, Valentine’s Day, directly preceding his birth. Or, perhaps, sun-crossed might be […]


Stop in and Say “Hi” to the DX Engineering Crew at 2023 HamCation in Orlando, Florida

Pack your bags and get ready to chew the rag with hams from around the globe at HamCation 2023. The  event will take place February 10-12 at the Central Florida […]


STARC Stays Up All Night to Save Lives During Hurricane Ian

No club here. The Sheriff’s Tactical Amateur Radio Communications (STARC) is a service organization located in Tampa, Florida that works hard to keep people safe during natural or manmade disasters. […]

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We Honor Early Bouvet Island DXpeditioner Gus Browning, W4BPD (SK) and the 2023 Bouvet Island DXpedition Team

It is Santa season after all, but a team of 13 daredevil hams are about to make the big guy in red’s one-night flight around the globe look like a […]

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Heroic Ham Dale Klonin, KC3TAU, Saves Lives on Sanibel Island During Hurricane Ian

Dale Klonin, KC3TAU, a firefighter from Hampstead, Maryland, and ham with less than a year of experience found himself in the unique position to help save lives on September 28 […]

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Fox Hunts or Amateur Radio Direction Finding—a Great Way for People of All Ages to Get Involved in Ham Radio

Let’s be honest, amateur radio is a pretty cool hobby that comes with all sorts of benefits that are bound to appeal to kids just as much as tossing a […]