Articles written by: Anthony Luscre, K8ZT

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Amateur Radio News

Memories of Field Day Adventures

I started out in Amateur Radio 40 years ago this summer, and I have participated in Field Day, in one way or another, every year. My experiences have been many […]

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Technical Articles

What is LoTW, Why Should You Sign Up for it, and How Do You Use it?

When I started out in Amateur Radio 40 years ago this summer, there were basically three ways to exchange a written confirmation of a contact (a QSL card): Mail your […]

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FT8 / Technical Articles

Using the FT8 DXpedition Mode (a.k.a. Fox and Hound)

In an earlier article, “Top 10 Tips for Succeeding in FT8 Mode,” I explained how understanding special operating modes is one of the keys to using FT8. In this article, […]

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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 […]

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FT8 / 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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]