On the Air

On the Air

Latest Episodes

Foxhunting Basics: Tracking a Transmitter
September 07, 2023

Rob Zielfelder, N1NUG, explains how to get started with a couple of handheld radios and a directional antenna that you can make from inexpensive hardware store materials.

Technical Coordinators: A Tech Resource in Your Section
August 10, 2023

Steve Simons, W1SMS, shares his experiences as a Technical Coordinator for the Connecticut Section

When Messages Matter: Passing Traffic
July 13, 2023

Passing traffic is a ham radio activity that’s nearly as old as ham radio itself, and getting accurate messages to their destination in a timely manner takes training and skill.

How to Get On the Air from an ARRL Field Day GOTA Station
June 09, 2023

Tune in to find out how, so you can make plans to operate from a Field Day GOTA Station on Field Day weekend, June 24 and 25

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