Here I am on the DM13/14 grid line working AO-92 during a trip to Joshua Tree National Park in December 2018. Photo by Kyle, KD2HNK.

I’m Tony Milluzzi, KD8RTT, an Extra Class ham currently residing in the Kansas City area. I’ve been licensed since 2012 and since then have tried out many parts of amateur radio from SOTA to satellites. I enjoy trying out new areas in the hobby, building electronics projects, and volunteering with the ARRL’s Collegiate Amateur Radio Program (previously “Initiative”). I also hold the Canadian call sign VE1RTT with a Basic with Honours qualification.

You may know me from my ham radio YouTube channel “Tony, KD8RTT” although I haven’t been actively producing content for the past few years. There are many excellent ham radio YouTubers out there now who have more skill and talent than I have in that space, and I’ve found myself somewhat burnt out from the process. I’ve instead created this website to track my interests, activities, and projects in written form.

My other hobbies include flying and running. I hold a Commercial Pilot certificate with Instrument Rating and am aiming to complete my multi engine add-on and CFI by the end of 2023 and 2024, respectively. As for running, I completed my first half marathon in 2021, full marathon in 2022 and am planning to attempt my first 50K in 2024.

For my day job, I am an Electromagnetic Compatibility Engineer in the Aviation segment at Garmin. I earned a BSEE from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2016) and MSEE from Ohio University (2019). My detailed professional background can be found on LinkedIn.

I QSL 100% through LoTW and am happy to do so direct and through the ARRL bureau if you’d like a paper card as well. No SASE required; however, requests without a SASE will be returned as a postcard to keep postage costs down.

I am also interested in DXpeditions and grid expeditions and am always looking for opportunities to get involved with them. I am comfortable and experienced with backcountry travel and camping. Additionally, I hold a Wilderness First Responder medical certification from NOLS.

Contact me at tony (at) kd8rtt (dot) com.

Articles I have written:

Current Memberships:

  • Waypoint Amateur Radio Club, WA0RC (Vice President)
  • ARRL Life Member

Previous Club Memberships:

  • Crown Amateur Radio Association, K0ASA
  • Athens County Amateur Radio Association, W8UKE
  • Ohio University Amateur Radio Club, W8PZS (President)
  • Rose Tech Radio Club, W9NAA (Vice President and President)
  • Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, K8KRG

The thoughts expressed on this website do not necessarily represent that of my employer or any other organization. All opinions are solely my own unless explicitly noted otherwise.