Monday, September 20, 2021

NEWS from CQ Magazine - W8TEE Joins Contributing Staff, K8ZT Launches New Column


Dr. Jack Purdum, W8TEE, Joins CQ Staff as Microcontrollers Editor
Anthony Luscre, K8ZT, to Refocus on Exploring Ham Radio's Many Facets 


(Sayville, NY, September 20, 2021) - Arduino authority Jack Purdum, W8TEE, is joining the CQ staff as Microcontrollers Editor, while current Microcontrollers Editor Anthony Luscre, K8ZT, shifts to a new column encouraging hams to try new activities within the hobby, CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. 

Purdum is a retired professor of computer technology at Purdue University, who previously taught at Creighton and Butler Universities. He is the author or co-author of several programming books, including two editions of Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio and, more recently, Microcontroller Projects for Amateur Radio. Jack has written previously for CQ, most recently as Guest Microcontrollers Editor in our June 2021 issue. Purdum's vision for the column that it "will talk about tips and tricks, useful software tools and even applications that might make experimenting easier. The other thing I want to do is encourage hams who have never tried to program to see how easy it really is, yet the power it brings to the table." Jack's first column will appear in the November issue. 

Luscre, who has been CQ's Microcontrollers Editor since 2018 (and New Products Editor prior to that), will continue as a Contributing Editor, shifting his focus to exploring the many nooks and crannies of amateur radio. His goal is to help expand the horizons of newer hams who are still discovering different aspects of the hobby as well as experienced hams who are looking for a change of pace. Anthony's new column, "Ham Radio Explorer," will premiere in the December issue of CQ

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