K9YA Telegraph

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K9YA Telegraph
Cover Wiki K9YA Telegraph 06.2008.png
K9YA Telegraph, June 2008
Editor Philip Cala-Lazar, K9PL
Categories Amateur radio
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club
First issue January 2004
Country  United States
Language English
Website www.k9ya.org

The K9YA Telegraph is a free, monthly, general interest amateur radio e-Zine first published in January 2004. The journal of the Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club, the K9YA Telegraph is distributed to subscribers in over 100 countries via e-mail as a PDF file. Issues comprise original articles written by authors drawn from its subscriber base. Notable among those authors was contributing editor, Rod Newkirk (SK), W9BRD/VA3ZBB, former "How's DX" columnist for QST magazine.

The K9YA Telegraph describes itself as unique in offering the amateur radio community a no-cost, high concept publication covering a number of topics unavailable elsewhere and in providing a welcoming venue and readership to first-time writers. The Telegraph's staff includes: Michael Dinelli, N9BOR, layout; Philip Cala-Lazar, K9PL, editor; and Dick Sylvan, W9CBT, cartoonist. Dick Sylvan's cartoons, after first appearing in the K9YA Telegraph, are then reprinted monthly in RadCom, the journal of the Radio Society of Great Britain and in NAQCC News, the newsletter of the North American QRP CW Club. A collection of Dick's cartoons is reproduced in the book, HI HI—A Collection of Ham Radio Cartoons (ISBN 1-4116-6195-8). A compilation of Rod Newkirk's articles written for the K9YA Telegraph is published in the book, The Rod Newkirk Collection: From the Pages of the K9YA Telegraph 2004 - 2009 (ISBN 978-1-4583-6939-0).

K9YA Telegraph articles have been referenced in the Contester's Rate Sheet, a publication of the American Radio Relay League and The Keynote, the journal of the International Morse Preservation Society (FISTS). In April 2013 the staff of the K9YA Telegraph released their fully revised fifth edition of the book, The Art & Skill of Radio-Telegraphy (ISBN 978-1-300-60870-7) by William Pierpont, NØHFF.

K9YA Telegraph motto: The Good News About Amateur Radio

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