My name is Dan, I first got started in radios with the 11 meter CB band and SW receivers at age 12. I received my first HT for Christmas a Radio Shack Pro-41 scanning receiver which I still have today. I have been licensed since March 2005 as KD8BER, I received my current vanity call a few months later. I enjoy Ham radio alot and have met many great friends on the air. Upgraded to General Class April 18, 2009 and my wife N8CMC (also a vanity call) received her Technician Class that same day. Other hobby's include spending time with my 2 boys ages 4 years and 7 years old, NASCAR, Late Model dirt track racing, sprint cars, traveling, outdoors, bird watching, Steam Engines, Railfanning, music, and FTA Satellite
My interests include DXing, Contesting, Nets, and Special Event Stations on 160-10 meters, main mode of operations is SSB Phone and now PSK-31, I run 100 watts on HF with no amplifiers (yet), 6 meter FM/SSB and 2 meter FM/SSB and 440 UHF. I monitior 147.480 FM simplex with a 192.8hz tone, N8DUY 145.150 100hz tone, WD8IEL 145.450 100hz tone, or W8JXN 146.880 100hz tone.
Currently a member of ARRL, Ten Ten International, OM International Sideband Society Inc.,
Jackson and Washtenaw County SKYWARN.
EchoLink Node # 627614
Equipment in the Shack:
Icom 746 (non pro) Heil ICM mic and SP-20 Speaker SignaLink USB
Icom IC-718 with SM-20 mic (back-up rig)
Yaesu 7800-r 2m/440
Radio Shack HTX-202
Radio Shack HTX-404
Radio Shack HTX-10
Scanners - Receivers:
Radio Shack Pro-197 x2
Radio Shack Pro-2006 x2
Radio Shack Pro-2035
Radio Shack Pro-2045 x2 (1 for unitrunker)
Radio Shack Pro-2053
Radio Shack Pro-2067
Radio Shack Pro-2096 x2 (1 for Pro-96com)
Radio Shack Pro-34
Radio Shack Pro-41 (my first HT)
Radio Shack Pro-83
Radio Shack Pro-96
Radio Shack Pro-106
HRD version 4.1 build 2321 Beta
DigiPan Version 2.0
Davis Weather Wizard 3 with rain guage
Yaesu FT-8800-R 2m/440
Radio Shack Pro-197
Galaxy DX99V 10 Meter
Yaesu FT-7900-R 2m/440
30 feet (9.144 meters) of Rohn 25G
Yaesu G-800SA Rotator
Hy-Gain TH-6DXX "Thunderbird" 10-15-20 Meter Beam
102' G5RV True-Talk inverted V Dipolefor 6-160 Meters
Cushcraft 13B2 Boomer 2 Meter SSB
Blue Star 4 Element 6 Meter SSB Beam
Scantenna x2 VHF/UHF 800Mhz
30 feet (9.144 meters) American Tower
Solarcon A-99 Vertical 10/11 Meter
DPD Productions TrainTenna Vertical
JetstreamJTB4 6/2/440 Omni Vertical
Kathrein Scala TY-900 Yagi
Channel Master Rotator
Hy-Gain 18AVQII Ground Mounted Vertical for 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters
QSL 100% direct USA and DX (no SASE no money required) I am a collector of paper QSL cards and will answer all
I also use EQSL, LoTW or Buro
SWL Reports are welcome
No Money or SASE needed, will answer all QSL's received.
I will post my QSL card within 2 days of receiving yours.
Please email to me if you haven't received my direct QSL card.
All my logs will be uploaded to the Logbook of the World
Usually upload will be end of every Month
All receivedeQSL's will bereplied usually within a day or 2.
All received QSL from Bureau will be repliedvia ARRL outgoing QSL service.
Bureau QSL's are answered with in a week of receiving.