On Air

License history

After passing both the Novice and Technician exams, I was first issued KC8MWP in July 1999. I changed my call to K8JTK in September of the same year.

In January of 2008, passed General and then Extra in February.

My dad got me interested in Amateur Radio after tagging along to public service events, meetings, and listening on his HT.

Modes of operation and bands

My interests are focused around computers & digital modes. I have most digital modes used by hams. If you would like to test your equipment or do a sked, email me at the email found on the home page or QRZ, my call @ the league.

Most often you will find me on during nights or weekends on whichever band has the best propagation for HF: 80 meters, 40 meters, 20 meters. Local: 2 meters & 440.

I love to work special event stations and have alot of wallpaper.

Network radios

Best place is to reach me on my nodes or my IDs. If linked below, names link to service real-time status pages and my ID links to node status page.

  • Echolink – User: 17780
  • Echolink -L (to AllStar bridge): 233195
  • D-STAR: routing doesn’t work to hotspots, email for sked.
  • DMR ID: 3139403
  • AllStar Link: 42441 (public)
  • Yaesu Wires-X node: 30680
  • Yaesu Wires-X room (unused): 40680
  • HamShack Hotline: 4293
  • IRLP is dead to me.  It is a shame they have to run and maintain a closed system with a closed minded mentality.  NEVER register or use an IRLP node.

K8JTK Digital VoIP Multimode Interlink System

Maintain an interlink hub system that links many ham radio VoIP modes, analog and digital.  See K8JTK DVMIS.

Online reporting and spotting networks


Contact me via Winlink by using: my callsign (at) winlink.org
When using a non-Winlink email, prepend “//WL2K” followed by a space then the subject to the subject line.

QSL card and info

I have a great QSL that I love to share. The front was designed by Jeff – K1NSS (preview above) who did the artwork for background used for the Ham College postcast. The back was designed and printing done by Amanda – K1DDN of Ham Nation.

The card is a mash-up of my interest in digital modes and shack setup. The likeness is an APRS map with the icon and info box relating to my shack – which is setup in an old camper. “Cuyahoga Falls” and the digital waterfall is an Easter egg. Cuyahoga Falls is a city on the east side but the egg is Cuyahoga is the county I live in. Falls jokingly refers to the digital waterfall seen in many digital modes (see Operating Modes above).


I love to receive QSL cards! I will reply 100% for all contacts in the log. Shortwave Listener (SWL) cards are welcome but will not be returned.

  • In the U.S.: send your card direct to my call book address. Please include a SASE for a standard sized card.
  • Outside the U.S.: direct to my call book address or via the bureau.
  • Electronic: logbook is uploaded to Logbook of the World. The current month will be uploaded around the 1st of the following month. At this time, I do not use any other electronic QSL service.

Thanks and I hope to receive your card!

Ham radio and tech.