Articles written by: Kim Klimas

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Julius T. Freeman, KB2OFY, SK: Ham Hero Committed to the Pursuit of Equality

Julius Freeman, KB2OFY, SK, was part of the Red Tails, or Tuskegee Airmen, who were the first African-American Aviators (plus navigators, bombardiers, mechanics, instructors, crew chiefs, nurses, cooks, and other […]

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Celebrate our Military Heroes During the Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise

Stand up and fall into rank for the annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Exercise on May 14 from 1300 to 2200 UTC. Dating back more than 50 years, the event […]


Get Ready for ARRL Field Day 2022, June 25-26!

Field Day 2022 is coming up fast, and hams throughout the U.S. and Canada are clearing their calendars from June 25-26 to make sure they get to participate. After two […]


Head to Ohio this May for Dayton Hamvention® 2022 and Contest University!

The countdown to Dayton Hamvention® is on and operators around the globe will soon be trotting into the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Dayton, Ohio to attend the […]

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Tales from the History of Wireless Part II: The Rivalry Between Sir William Henry Preece and Oliver Heaviside

Let’s face it, solving differential equations isn’t a hobby we’re all desperate to tackle. In fact, there are those of us who simply shudder at the mention of anything mathematical. […]

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Get Ready to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in True Ham Style!

The ides of March are upon us, and it’s the perfect time to join the Irish Radio Transmitters Society or take part in the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day Award. The […]


The Intertwined Events of Alessandro Volta, an Unfortunate Frog, and the Battery Plus, the Upcoming Volta WW RTTY Contest in Volta’s Honor

Alessandro Volta (born February 18, 1745) wasn’t the first scientist to experiment with electromagnetism and the know-how needed to develop the battery, but he was the first to get it […]


Tales from the History of Wireless: Sir William Henry Preece Meets Marconi and is Wildly Impressed

There’s more to February than heart-shaped candies and high-cholesterol treats. It’s also the birth month of Welsh electrical engineer and inventor Sir William Henry Preece, who was born on February […]


Book Your 2022 HamCation and ARRL National Convention Trip to Orlando, Florida this February!

Don’t miss Contest University while you’re there! The world’s second largest Hamfest will be in full swing this year from February 11-13 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park […]

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Wireless History: Jack Phillips, Heroism and Missteps Clash Aboard the “Unsinkable” Steamship

Jack Phillips, Titanic senior wireless operator, turned 25 on April 11, 1912—one day after the Titanic sailed out of Southampton harbor. He is primarily remembered for his nonstop efforts to […]