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



the new 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

the shack

kenwood ts 2000 gives the old standby kenwood ts450 a rest 3 32' digital tv's serve as pc monitors kenwood jbl stereo for sound reproduction

2 scanners monitor public service bands ameritron als 600 ameritron atr 15 tuner

other antennas : inverted l wire for 160m, full size 80m ground plane, 2 el 40m vertical loop, 40m full size 1/4 wave ground plane up 25 ft

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

recent 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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Grid Squared Award#1997
Granted: 2015-02-09 14:40:02

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

  • Mixed Digital
World Continents Award#2197
Granted: 2015-02-09 14:45:04

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
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