Portable Operating

On Wednesday, March 8th 2023, the Delaware Valley Radio Association monthly meeting featured a presentation by Anthony Luscre,  ARRL Ohio Section Youth Coordinator, K8ZT titled “Portable Operating”.   A copy of Anthony’s presentation may be found here

In person monthly meetings are held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 W Upper Ferry Rd, Ewing Township, NJ 08628 (Driving Directions). For the convenience of our members, these meetings are also hosted on Zoom. Members will receive an email with instructions on how to join the Zoom teleconference. Members of the public are invited to request conference credentials by sending a message to webmaster@w2zq.com.

First licensed in 1981 as KA8NRC, Anthony has been a QRP operator from his very first QSO (no one told him Novices shouldn’t start with a 2-watt QRP rig). He changed his callsign to K8ZT in June 2000 after updating to an Extra Class License. Significant in his early Amateur Radio learning were the publications of two QRP clubs- SPRAT from the GQRP Club, and QRP Quarterly from the QRP ARCI.

Anthony is active in a variety of Amateur Radio endeavors, but his favorite activity is operating! Whether it is contesting, DXing or rag chewing, satellites, etc. CW Phone or Digital, the QRP contacts have added up and now top 108,000. First drawn to contesting by his love of working DX, he has consistently finished in the top ten of a variety of major contests and finished first in the US in both CQ Worldwide Phone and CW QRP categories multiple times. As a bonus, his QRP DXCC total recently topped the 328 mark, and he has completed 11-band WAS. 

Recently retired, Anthony’s work background includes 20 years as a Medical Technologist working in Clinical Microbiology and private computer consulting and 20 years as a Computer Technology Coordinator, Technology Director (most recently as a Technology Integration Specialist for 30 school districts). His retirement activities include volunteering as a Trainman on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

Anthony lives with his wife Linda KA8ODP near Akron, Ohio. His station is definitely not a super contesting station. His small suburban lot is crammed with a modest array of antennas, proving that you can be competitive in contests without acres of aluminum if you choose your entry category carefully. 

Anthony currently serves as ARRL Ohio Section Youth Coordinator. He enjoys sharing his Amateur Radio interests with others by maintaining a website k8zt.com, writing articles for a variety of publications including CQ Magazine (column “Ham Radio Explorer”), a DX Engineering blog “On All Bands”, and developing an online course “Introduction to Contesting” for the ARRL. In addition to frequent in-person club presentations before the emergence of COVID, since the pandemic started he has conducted over 250 club presentations and classes virtually, in multiple states and countries.

Our monthly meetings are open to the public. Feel free to join for all or part of each meeting.

  • Announcements at 7:00 PM
  • Featured Presentation at 7:05 PM
  • Combined Directors/Business Meeting
  • 1/2 hour social gathering after the meeting

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting!

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