I'm a retired commercial 2-way radio and cellular communication technician, field engineer and operations
manager. I also spent several years as a broadcast announcer/DJ spinning everything from records in the
60's to hard-drives in 2010.
My complete autobiography can be found at: "Today -
AJ8MH in Marquette."
Logbook files for AJ8MH are uploaded at least weekly to LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog and QRZ Logbook.
It's still great to receive a card in the mail after all these years operating, so send direct to the address
above. DX stations can also confirm through the bureau. I do respond 100%, so if you don't receive my card,
please drop me an e-mail. My card was designed by me and is a reminder of our growing wolf population in the
Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Thanks for the contact, and I hope to work you again from my home location or our summer cabin on Pike Lake,
about 20 miles south of the city near Gwinn.
ex: WN8AQL (Marquette, MI), WB5FCO (Biloxi, MS - Austin, TX), and WJ5MH (Austin, TX)
Home Station in Marquette County (EN66):
Yaesu FT-950 or FT-847 and Elecraft KPA500 (500 watts)
Mosley 4 el TA-33-M WARC for 20/17/15/12/10 and 6 Meters
Homebrew Inverted-L for 160 with a Trap for 40 Meters
Homebrew Inverted-L for 80 and 30 Meters
Homebrew Experimental K9AY Loops for 160 and 80
Cabin Station in Marquette County (EN66):
Yaesu FT-757GX (100 watts)
Homebrew 130 FT Inverted-V Doublet (Broadside E/W)
Homebrew 32 FT Doublet (Broadside NE/SW)
ARRL DXCC ~ Separate awards for Mixed, CW, Phone, and RTTY/Digital
ARRL DXCC ~ Separate awards for 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10 meters
ARRL DXCC ~ Challenge Award with over 1390 Band Points
ARRL WAS ~ CW, Phone, and Triple Play
CQ WAZ #9036
Please visit the following sites.
The Radio Room of
A complete and current site map for "The Radio Room" by Joe Hutchens.
Today - AJ8MH in
This site includes pictures of the radio room in Marquette, a short
autobiography, and spreadsheets of WAS and DXCC totals.
A close and detailed look at the operating positions of AJ8MH.
(Yaesu, Hallicrafters, Heathkit, etc.)
Operations from the
Cabin Ham Shack
Photographs of the cabin and the AJ8MH "camp" radio room near Gwinn
in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with limited information about the
Navy's abandon Project ELF and our underground alien spaceport.
The cabin radio room is closed for winter.
Marquette in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
An introduction to Marquette with several interesting links to the area including
television, newspaper, weather, mining, ship traffic and local photography.
An introduction to Amateur Radio, the greatest hobby in the World. Includes
links to the American Radio Relay League and local club Internet sites.
AJ8MH ~ I upload to LoTW, eQSL, ClubLog and QRZ
Logbook, and have found that my DX totals are different on each. So, for current totals of QSL cards and
LoTW confirmations, download my DXCC Tracking workbook from the link below.
AJ8MH ~ DXCC Tracking Excel Workbook Download
My Latest Logbook Entries from ClubLog
QRZ.com Awards Received
(Mixed, CW, Phone and Digital Received for Each Award)