Articles written by: Kim Klimas

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 […]

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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 […]

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Hams You Should Know: Remembering Ethel Smith, K4LMB (SK)

Wireless women in amateur radio have been turning heads and sending quick dit-dit-dots since as early as 1910 with a wicked-smart list of achievements snugged up under their collective belt. […]

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Hams with Disabilities Gain Valuable Tools with the Courage Kenny Handiham Program

There are heaps of skills gained during the pursuit of an amateur radio license—and not only the technical kind. Sure, up-and-coming hams learn how to operate a radio, but it’s […]

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The New T-7A Red Hawk Training Aircraft to Honor Tuskegee Airmen like Amateur Radio Operator George Mitchell, K6ZE, SK

On April 28 of this year, the Air Force unveiled a new T-7A Red Hawk training aircraft with a decidedly spectacular paint job to directly honor the trailblazing achievements of […]

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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 […]

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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. […]