Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD, Featured on QSO Today

Jonathan Taylor, K1RFDJonathan Taylor, K1RFD, Ridgefield, Connecticut, inventor of the highly popular program “EchoLink,” was featured as guest on the QSO Today podcast, episode #487. Taylor is also author of the NTS 2.0 Radiogram Portal web application.

From QSO Today: “Jonathan Taylor, K1RFD, has reached his 50th year has a ham radio operator, is the creator of Echolink, one of the first amateur radio Voice over Internet Service linking amateur radio stations, the receiver of technical innovation awards, and author of ‘VoIP: Internet Linking for Radio Amateurs,’ now in its second edition. K1RFD checks all of the ham radio boxes for operating, homebrewing, software development, radio restoration, and is my QSO Today.”

Progress on NTS 2.0 Priorities

The NTS 2.0 Team has been working on several priority items including:

  • An expanded set of standards and procedures for encapsulating and handling ICS-213 and other ICS and agency message formats
  • An enhanced standard for traffic handling instructions
  • An updated list of numbered message

Our work has included on-air testing in various modes to refine the work associated with the first item above. We are in the process of developing documentation and we expect to deploy these elements on the NTS 2.0 program in the near future.