Welcome to KD8RTT.com

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.

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Powering a Ham Radio with USB Power Delivery

A while back, I built a cable to power 12V devices (in my case a Kenwood TH-D74 HT) using the QuickCharge standard available in some USB power adapters. This allowed me to use a USB charger to charge my HT rather than bringing a dedicated wall wart which helped save...

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November 28 Roving Plans (EN70/71 and EN60)

I'll be hitting a few more grids on Saturday, November 28th. I'll try to keep this page up to date but plans are subject to change. Follow along on Twitter (@kd8rtt) for updates along the way including planned frequencies for linear sats. EN70/EN71 Grid Line: 1708z...

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Keeping Arrow Antenna Elements Tight with Loctite

I'm a big fan of the Arrow Antenna for satellite operations for its good performance and portability, but one issue that pops up is the constant need to tighten the elements. I leave my Arrow assembled in the back seat of my Honda Accord, so it loosens up on its own....

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