Articles written by: Ed Muns, W0YK

HAM Radio 101

Remembering My First Ham Radio License

Like many hams of my generation, I got my Novice license as an 11-year- old in junior high school (1958). I was active in Boy Scouts and already had an […]

Technical Articles

A Look at Maintaining Proper Etiquette in FT8 Mode

Compared to the classic amateur modes of CW, SSB, and RTTY, WSJT-X modes such as FT8 are very structured with constrained message protocol. They are not suited for rag-chewing, and […]

Technical Articles

Getting Started in RTTY

Getting started in the RTTY mode can be confusing and frustrating. Just following instructions is often not successful. It helps to have a clear picture in one’s mind of how […]

Ham Radio History: The Origins and Evolution of Radioteletype (RTTY) Mode
HAM Radio 101

Ham Radio History: The Origins and Evolution of Radioteletype (RTTY) Mode

It may surprise some that the RTTY (Radioteletype) mode we use today can be traced back nearly 190 years. Carl Friedrich Gauss and Wilhelm Weber constructed the first telegraph in […]