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All time contest record holder 8th call area

2015 ARRL International DX CW Contest
Single Op All Band QRP 8th Call Area
8    KE8M                         793,968  2015  SQRP  CW

CQ WPX RTTY Contest Score Records for United States 8th Call Area
Single Operator - QRP
Category     Call     Year     Score     WPX
QRP ALL     KE8M     2015    669,383    403

CQ WW RTTY Contest Score Records for United States 8th Call Area
Single Operator Assisted - QRP          
Category        Call      Year     Score  QSOs States Zones DXCC
QRP ALL     KE8M     2015    379,132    552     79        55    165

CQ WPX CW Contest Score Records for United States 8th Call Area
Single Operator Assisted - QRP          
Category         Call      Year      Score     WPX
QRP ALL     KE8M     2015    713,210    365



december 2015 newest arrival K3s sn#10495

dec and jan holidays under construction

gladiator 8 ft workbench

dec 30 2015 new set up

left to right

Ameritron ATR 15 Antenna tuner      Ameritron ALS 600 amp     Kenwood TS 450   Kenwood TS 2000

Elecraft K3s     Kenwood TS 2000     Ameritron ALS 1300 amp     Ameritron ATR 30 Antenna tuner

3 - 32" led tv's serve as pc monitors 


Some selected qsl cards from my collection of 26 years


qsl's prefered method LOTW, Eqsl and direct sase for a paper qsl and as of nov 2012 i have a qsl manager and will accept cards via the qsl bureau

(picture above) new antenna aug 18 2013 hy gain lj 204 ba on a new 50 ft rohn tower !

i was born 1958 first licensed 1989 was issued the call kb8gqt i found by studying and learning the code to become a ham radio operator that i began to love cw ! and then the dx bug bit me! later advanced through the testing recieved kf8tm and made it to extra class 1998 got the vanity call ke8m 1999 was inactive 2002 - 2007 getting back into it have recently added some new equipment and antennas most of my operating is cw and digital contests and here lately with the sunspots up working my favorite band and mode with the new antenna 10m cw in the mornings before i goto work as a millwright in a factory last 35 years

my other hobby riding my 1999 kawasaki zrx 1100 (my son took this picture riding next to me with his phone @ 55 mph)

june 2013 project : installed a new antenna system for my dx elmer ed k8qwy slideshow video on you tube



hy gain lj 105 ca going up summer of 2010 @ 45 feet solarcon imax 2000 above it @ 48 feet

cushcraft a4s went up nov 2010 @ 42 feet took down july 7 2013

july 7 2013 new antenna ! hy gain lj 155 ca

sept 2013 has been a dream of mine since 1989 to someday have monoband performance on the contest bands 10 15 20 but difficult on 3/4 acre lot !

i now have hy gain long john yagi's now 105ca @ 45 ft 155ca @ 42 ft 204ba @ 50 ft

october 15 2015  new amp ! ameritron als 1300

nov 6 2015 new tuner ! ameritron atr 30


october, nov 2015 : 160m antenna is now shared with the full size 80m ground plane

                         with switching at the feed and the addition of shunt loaded coil and a additional 37 160m

                          1/4 wave radials added

                         total various sized radials on the 160/80 ground plane now = 175  20-200 ft


other antennas :  full size 80m ground plane 175 radials ,  40m vertical loop, 40m full size 1/4 wave ground plane @ 25 ft

nov 2015  40m full size 1/4 wave ground mounted vertical 120 1/4 wave radials

iota operations : always wanted to be on the other side of a pile up so i went to some islands during the month of july for the rsgb iota contest

july 1997 kf8tm/4 from st george island florida iota na-085

july 1998 kf8tm/4 cudjoe key florida na-082

july 1999 ke8m/4 key west florida na-082

these can be confirmed easily by lotw i have uploaded all qso's as a ham to lotw

past calls :1989 to 1992 kb8gqt

1992 to 1999 kf8tm

1999 to present ke8m

c u in the pile ups

dave/ke8m 73

 antenna work 0ct 2011: full size 80 ground plane redid the 120 ground radials connections

nov 24 2011 full size 1/4 ground plane for 7mhz on a 25 ft tower for cqwwdxcw went up

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in memory of my father and elmer eugene aa8dl sk 1998 rest in peace dad

visits since march 28 2011

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KE8M
Latest Contacts for KE8M at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
N1IX 2016-10-23 160M CW FN42 United States DAVID R LE DUC
W1SRD 2016-10-23 160M CW CM98 United States STEVEN R DYER
W0IZ 2016-10-23 160M CW DM68 United States IGOR P ZDOROV
KZ5D 2016-10-23 160M CW EL49 United States JOSEPH A SUBERBIELLE, JR
N0KBD 2016-10-23 160M CW EN35 United States DAVID E JOHNSON
N0TT 2016-10-23 160M CW EM29 United States CHARLES E HANSEN
W8WTS 2016-10-23 160M CW EN91 United States JAMES M GALM
K9OM 2016-10-23 160M CW EN65 United States DICK VAN ZANDT
K3UA 2016-10-23 160M CW EN90 United States PHILLIP I KOCH
K4FT 2016-10-23 160M CW EM77 United States John A Wulf
NQ6N 2016-10-23 160M CW EN51 United States MATTHEW M MURPHY
WQ5L 2016-10-23 160M CW EM50 United States RAYMOND R ROCKER
NP2X 2016-10-23 160M CW FK77 US Virgin Islands Caribbean Friends United By Amateur Radio
K3UL 2016-10-23 160M CW FN11 United States ROBERT B GARRETT
WD5R 2016-10-23 160M CW EM45 United States A MARLENE THOMAS

Book Totals: 88617 qso's   8671 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#2324
Granted: 2016-07-20 13:34:02   (KE8M)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#2896
Granted: 2015-11-22 01:05:02   (KE8M)

World Continents Award#2197
Granted: 2015-02-09 14:45:04   (KE8M)

  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#1997
Granted: 2015-02-09 14:40:02   (KE8M)

  • 10 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
    15 Meters Digital
    20 Meters Digital
    40 Meters Digital
    80 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
United States Award#552
Granted: 2015-02-09 14:40:02   (KE8M)

  • Mixed Digital
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