On the Air

On the Air


Latest Episodes

Getting On the Air for the June VHF Contest
May 11, 2023

Seasoned VHF operator Bob Witte, KØNR, talks about how to prepare yourself and your station for joining in on the fun for next month's VHF Contest.

Where Do Hams Fit Into the Incident Command System?
April 13, 2023

ARRL Director of Emergency Management, Josh Johnston, Ke5MHV, talks about the basics of the Incident Command System, how hams fit into it, and why it is important for hams to be trained in it.

The Thrill of the Chase: Radio Orienteering
March 09, 2023

Learn how to get up and running – literally -- in radio orienteering, also known as Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), a type of radio sport that involves finding transmitters located on outdoor courses.

How to Be On the Air All Year with VOTA
February 09, 2023

Get the basics on ARRL’s year-long Volunteers On the Air operating event from two of the hams who designed the event.

The ARRL Field Organization
January 12, 2023

How hams across the US help bring ARRL programs and services to the community

Running an Amateur Radio Net
December 08, 2022

A new ham's experience

Operating Amateur Satellites
November 10, 2022

A fast paced, long range VHF/UHF activity for everyone

Basic Gear for Public Service
October 13, 2022

Handhelds, TNCs, and working relationships

Make a Two-Meter J-Pole Antenna from Lamp Cord
September 08, 2022

Technical details on the antenna construction project from the September/October 2022 issue