Publications

“Advice From: Andy Funk”. The Publicity Hound (Joan Stewart Public Relations) Issue 21, July/August 2001: p 8. PR tips in question–and–answer format.

“Getting Stories On Local TV News”. Public Relations Tips from the Professionals section, American Radio Relay League web site, 1999:  <http://www.arrl.org/local-tv-news>. Public relations tips geared for amateur radio, but applicable to other organizations.

“How a Newsroom Intranet Helps the Whole Staff”. Wired Journalist: Newsroom Guide to the Internet, Third Edition (Radio and Television News Directors Foundation) 1999: pp. 40-42. Describes the benefits of a newsroom intranet, and how to set one up. Note that this was written in 1999, well before most companies considered intranets.

“The Rise in ENG Tragedies” (contributor). Television Broadcast (Miller Freeman) Vol. 20 Issue 10, Oct. 1997: p. 52. Contributor to this article describing Electronic News Gathering (ENG) accidents and safety practices to prevent them.

“On Remotes, Look Up And Live”. Radio World [IMAS Publishing (USA) Inc.] Vol. 21 No. 9, April 30, 1997: pp. 29-30; also on Internet: <http://www.arfunk.com/rw-article.html>. Describes and encourages safety practices to prevent antenna mast accidents when operating radio and television remote broadcast vehicle.

“Microwave ENG Safety and Operations Guidelines”. Internet World Wide Web  (FOX5 Atlanta WAGA–TV) 1996-9: <http://fox5atlanta.com/ENG/> (Removed from Internet by Fox corporate in 1999)  Suggested safety practices to prevent antenna mast accidents when operating Electronic News Gathering (ENG) vehicles. Incorporated in whole or in part in Viacom/CBS, Fox Television Stations, and other station and station group safety policies, and cited by the government of Canada. 

“Intro to Packet Radio”. Connect Magazine (Pegasus Press) Vol. 1 No. 1, May/June 1993: pp. 44–47. Before BlackBerrys and other commercial mobile data existed, amateur “ham” radio operators experimented with radio data transmission – in fact, we operated an international email network over ham radio before most people knew about email, let alone email via radio (BlackBerrys, smartphones, etc.). This in an introductory article describing how this was done, and encouraging others to give it a try.

“ROSE X.25 Packet Networks”. QST  (American Radio Relay League) August 1992: p. 74; September 1992: p.114. In 1992 I wrote a description of amateur radio digital communications networks based upon the ROSE X.25 Packet Switch that was published as the August and September “Packet Perspective” columns in QST magazine.

Technical papers on wireless digital (packet radio) communications. Proceedings of the 8, 9 & 11th ARRL Computer Networking Conferences (American Radio Relay League) 1989, 91, 92. Several papers discussing the then-developing amateur radio wireless data network.

“Hamming the Buggy Sweepstakes”. 73 Magazine, April 1977: pp. 114–116. See this blog post for a copy of this article.