Reputed World’s Oldest Ham Jean Touzot, F8IL, SK

12/01/2017 Jean Touzot, F8IL, of Albi, France — said to have been the world’s oldest radio amateur — has died. The “dean of French radio amateurs,” Touzot was 109 and enjoyed operating CW with an old-fashioned hand key and a modern Yaesu transceiver. He “retired from the airwaves for health Read More …

The Next Generation of Hams

Video talk by Ward Silver N0AX about the next generation of radio amateurs, given at the TAPR/ARRL Digital Comunications Conference (DCC) Whatever ham radio rut you’re stuck in — ragchewing on 75, DX on 20, the daily commute on a repeater — it’s good to listen to Ward Silver N0AX to break Read More …

World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 Marks IARU’s 92nd Anniversary

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and radio amateurs around the world will take to the airwaves to celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Read More …