Articles written by: Kim Klimas

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

HAM Radio 101

A Beacon of Safety at Sea: the Maritime Mobile Service Network

Founded with the intent to “Serve Those Who Serve,” the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN) was launched in 1968 by Amateur Radio operators Winston (the Chaplain), KB5YX, formerly WB4AKB; Steve […]

HAM Radio 101

Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist and Inventor Guglielmo Marconi (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937)

There are often more minds involved in the creation of an invention than the one that receives ultimate notoriety and acclaim, particularly with an invention as complex and cutting edge […]

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Ham Radio Operator Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and Doug Hurley Launch Commercial Crew Program into Space

NASA astronaut and Ham enthusiast Colonel Bob Behnken, KE5GGX, and fellow astronaut Colonel Doug Hurley made history on May 30 as the astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on […]

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Federal Ruling Allows Retrieval of Marconi Company Radio from Titanic despite NOAA Objection

The untimely demise of the RMS Titanic is a historical narrative submerged in seemingly glamorous myth and legend that sharply contrasts with the reality of over 1,500 lives lost on […]