Articles written by: Anthony Luscre, K8ZT

Products & Product Reviews

What Was Your First Rig/Setup Like? My TenTec Argonaut 515

Many of us have fond memories of our first rigs. My first rig was a TenTec Argonaut 515. My decision to purchase this particular rig was actually greatly influenced by […]

Technical Articles

Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in FT8 Mode

I give many presentations and help a lot of Hams get started with FT8 and FT4. I often get asked, “Why am I having trouble making contacts?” and “What can […]

Photo Galleries

Anthony Luscre, K8ZT: A Few of My Favorite QSOs

We all have memorable QSOs. For me, they are a mixture of different types of contacts. Some are based on the country’s rareness, winning an award, working a country that […]

Technical Articles

So You Still Have Your License but Haven’t Operated in Years: A Guide to Getting Back into the Hobby

One of the problems of writing an article like this is that Hams who have not been active for years probably don’t know about “OnAllBands” and won’t find this article. […]

Technical Articles

Technician Class Licensees: Expand Your Operating Experiences

We all get in ruts. It’s easy to just keep doing what we always do. Often it takes a major external change to stimulate us to make changes and try […]

Events

ARRL Field Day and Social Distancing: What’s Your Plan for COVID-19?

For many Hams, ARRL Field Day was the event where they were first exposed to HF operating, setting up antennas and stations, simplex SSB VHF (not FM repeater operation), and […]

Technical Articles

SWL in the Digital Age—One Way to Get Youth On Board

Based on previous articles in Amateur Radio magazines and on-air conversations, many of you, like me, may have gotten into Amateur Radio via Shortwave Listening (SWL). Some of you may […]

Technical Articles

DXing with a Handheld: What You Need to Know

When Hams consider handheld transceivers (HTs), they usually think about short-distance communication. The first type of communication is simplex (direct communication between two radios) that you might use to keep […]

Technical Articles

The Rise of Digital Modes: The Changing Face of Ham Radio

Change in Amateur Radio operation modes often comes slowly due to the need to change equipment. Two major changes in the history of Amateur Radio that vividly illustrate this include […]

Technical Articles

FT8—What Is It and How Can I Get Started?

I am guessing that most of you reading this have either heard about FT8 from fellow Hams or heard it on air as that strange repetitive buzzing sound between the […]