Articles written by: Kim Klimas


Interview: Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) Founder, Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF (Part 1)

Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, is a space physicist, electrical engineer, university professor, and the founder of HamSCI, an amateur radio organization begun by ham-scientists to study upper atmospheric and space […]

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Operate Portable and Win Awards with World Wide Flora and Fauna in Amateur Radio

If you’re looking for the perfect excuse to get outdoors and soak up the gorgeous fall foliage, international amateur radio organization World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF) has you covered. […]

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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August 19-20)—Hams Hit the High Seas to Raise Historical Awareness

On August 19-20, amateur radio operators will travel by land, sea, or sky to lighthouses and lightships across the globe to participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), hosted by […]


Participate in the 2023 MMMonVHF/DUBUS Meteorscatter Sprint Contest, August 12-14

If shooting stars make you swoon, you better sit down because the 2023 Perseid Meteor Shower, with one of the year’s most awe-worthy shooting star displays, is currently active. To […]

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HAM Radio 101

Test Your Morse Code Knowledge

Morse code, or Continuous Wave (CW), remains as popular as ever in the ham radio community, though it’s no longer required to obtain a license. Regardless of this, many hams […]

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ARRL Kids Day is Almost Here: A Few Tips on How to get Kids Involved in the Adventure and Fun of Ham Radio!

On June 17, children from around the globe will come together for a little ham-motivated fun during ARRL Kids Day 2023. The biannual event (also held in January) provides youngsters […]


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 […]

Amateur Radio News

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 […]