March 28, 2023: Anthony Luscre K8ZT: QRP operating

PLEASE NOTE: Because our in-person meeting location is unavailable, this presentation will be webcast on the internet. See the IMPORTANT NOTE at the top of this page.

First licensed in 1981 as KA8NRC, Anthony Luscre has been a QRP operator from his very first QSO (no one told him Novices should not start with a 2-watt QRP rig). He changed his callsign to K8ZT in June 2000 after updating to the Extra Class License.

He is active in a variety of Amateur Radio activities, 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.

Anthony's work background includes 20 years as a Medical Technologist and 20 years as a Computer Technology Coordinator and Technology Director, most recently as a Technology Integration Specialist for 30 school districts.

He lives near Akron, Ohio. 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. His website is www.k8zt.com.

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”), DX Engineering blog “On All Bands” and developing an online course “Introduction to Contesting” for the ARRL.