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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. […]

Amateur Radio News

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 […]

HAM Radio 101

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 […]

HAM Radio 101

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 […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: General Loren Windom, W8GZ, Inventor of the Windom Antenna

An Ohio native born on August 12, 1905, General Loren Windom, W8GZ, was a highly esteemed member of the National Guard with an impressive military record who also earned acclaim […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD: A Life on the Air

Known to the rest of the world as the “Most trusted man in America,” Walter Cronkite, KB2GSD, is revered among radio enthusiasts as the “Most trusted Ham in Amateur Radio,” […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI, the Operator Who Took on the Indian Ocean Tsunami to Save Lives

In 2004, Bharathi Prasad, VU2RBI, packed her bags to lead the Andaman Islands DXpedition that she had darn near begged Indian government officials to allow her and a small team […]

HAM Radio 101

The ARRL Volunteer Monitor Program: Keeping On-Air Activities on the Up and Up

Big brother isn’t the only one watching these days. The ARRL Volunteer Program is also keeping an ear to the ground—err, airwaves—not only to catch troublemakers and dole out consequences […]

HAM Radio 101

Celebrating Early Ham Gladys Kathleen Parkin, 6SO, SK, who Broke Stereotypes by Building Her own Equipment and Station

Amateur radio is no small hobby with more than three million hams setting up shacks across the globe, but, surprisingly, only 15 percent, or around 450,000, of those hams are […]

HAM Radio 101

Hams You Should Know: Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK, the First Ham to Operate from Outer Space

Take a moment to remember Owen, W5LFL while participating in the upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower and ARRL EME events. If shooting for the stars is the ultimate goal, astronaut Owen […]