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Hello and thanks for stopping by. My name is Charlie and I have been a Ham since August 2010. I am an Extra Class

operator and this has been the best hobby I have been involved in. There are so

many things you can do you can't help but have fun.

My favorite part of Amateur Radio is DX Chasing. It is always a thrill toget a new country on a

new band and even more of a thrill when that envelope arrives from the "Bureau" filled

with QSL cards from around the world.

As of March 2014, I am now an ARRL VE.

Another favorite activity is Special Event Stations, either working them or operating them.

Some SES are a lot of fun to work as some guys really have a good time with them and some

are informative as well when the Op tells a little story or some history of the event they are

celebrating. I have received some very nice QSL cards and Certificates from SES's.

I have operated in 3 events in my ham life to date and it has been a blast all three times.

I spend quite a bit of time doing digital communications on HF. First time I stumbled on PSK

I was hooked. It literally dominated my log book for a while. I enjoy doing most all of the digital

and bounce around from mode to mode and band to band....never know where you might find me.


When not enjoying Ham Radio I really love spending time with my family.

My wife and I live in Marysville, Michigan and have a daughter and son in law here in town

close to us. With them are the two most awesome grand children two people

could be blessed with. A 7 year old girl, who is super tight with Papa, and a 3 year old boy...

and trust me he is ALL BOY! Fun little dude.

Michigan affords us a lot of outdoor activity in the summer with the countries best

fishing...a little biased. With all the camping and fishing opportunities, and the

plan to add a small camper to go with my small fishing boat the coming summer looks to

be a fun one. And of course that includes portable operating!



A little recognition from the Best Club in Texas!
My current QSL card with a picture of the Blue Water Bridge
That spans the St. Clair River at the mouth of Lake Huron,
between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ont. Canada.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KD8OSD
Latest Contacts for KD8OSD at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WA0CSL 2016-07-08 20m SSB EN17gp United States MARY L CARLSON
N4ULE 2016-07-08 20m JT65 EM94 United States JAMES E QUICK
K5FRT 2016-07-08 20m JT65 EM10tf United States GARNER R BATES, JR
KS4OT 2016-07-08 20m JT65 EM83ij United States JIMMY N COLLIS
AK7RM 2016-07-07 20m SSB DM43ek United States Robert Monsipapa
W5UU 2016-07-05 20m JT65 EM36jf United States BOBBY G WOMAC
KC0FCL 2016-07-05 20m SSB EM17ut United States CONRAD E VEALE
WA2LBE 2016-07-05 40m JT65 FN13uk United States RICHARD L BOUTELL
K9WKD 2016-07-05 40m JT65 EN52xa United States William K Davies
W2YF 2016-07-05 40m JT65 FN20qi United States Thomas C Crayner
ER1PB 2016-07-05 40m JT65 KN47 Moldova Simanenkov Sergei I.
N1TQP 2016-07-05 40m JT65 FN32uc United States DAVID J PELLETIER
W5COV 2016-07-05 40m JT65 EM26ex United States CHARLES O VEST I
AF5NG 2016-07-05 40m JT65 EM51ce United States JOHN E BOWMAN
AF9U 2016-07-05 40m JT65 EN61jo United States Drennen J Gaffney

Book Totals: 11613 qso's   4477 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#580
Granted: 2016-07-19 09:50:03   (KD8OSD)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
Grid Squared Award#283
Granted: 2015-01-15 11:10:08   (KD8OSD)

  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
World Continents Award#287
Granted: 2015-01-15 11:10:03   (KD8OSD)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
United States Award#42
Granted: 2015-01-15 11:09:57   (KD8OSD)

  • Mixed Digital
  • Mixed Phone
DX World Award#41
Granted: 2015-01-15 11:09:54   (KD8OSD)

  • Mixed Phone
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