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I was licensed in March 2010 as KD8NJZ (General Class), and upgraded to Extra in April 2011. October 29, 2011 I changed my callsign from KD8NJZ to my current call, NM8W.

I enjoy SSB, CW (QRS...been ages since I operated the mode due to a busy work schedule), JT65, and PSK31. When portable, I prefer to run QRP - 5 watts from battery.  I LOVE the challenge of it.  In fact, my favorite QSO was during Field Day 2014.  I managed to break through a pileup, using 5 watts.  The other OM asked what power I was running when he heard QRP, and I replied with the 5 watts.  His response:  "You're running QRP 5 watts on FIELD DAY?  You're brave!"  MADE my day.

I QSL 100% via Direct, LoTW and eQSL. If you send me a QSL card with a return envelope, please be sure the envelope is 4 3/4" x 6 1/2", as my card is 4" x 6".

I enjoy ragchewing and very casual contesting now and then. (I'm most definitely NOT a hardcore contester.) If you'd like to sked a QSO, please drop me an email. I can work 40m down to 70cm m currently.

My station is a fairly humble one.  I'm running a Yaesu 857D, barefoot at 100 watts.  The antenna is a LDG v31 ground mounted vertical with 42 radials laid...and using a LDG Z-11Pro II antenna tuner.  For digital modes (PSK31, RTTY, JT65 mainly) I use a SignaLInk USB interface, and DM780 for the software on a home built PC.  

My home station as described above


There's the radial plate and radials being laid.


LDG 4:1 Balun


The LDG v31 Ground Mounted Vertical.  You can see the Arrow JPole at the top right corner of the house for VHF/UHF


Navy Flameproof Key.  I don't operate much CW.  I had started to learn and got super busy at work and have lost what I had built in terms of speed.  I DO like CW though.


NM8W/P - camping setup.  I use a 40m dipole for when I"m portable.  This entire setup fits in a backpack (albeit, it's heavy.)


NM8W/P minus the key.


My friend KB8BMN operating at Field Day at my 40m station.


NM8W and KB8BMN operating as a team at the ARRL Field Day


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - NM8W
Latest Contacts for NM8W at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
NG0O 2014-12-19 40m PSK31 EM78ji United States Marvin J Bowman
ND3U 2014-12-19 40m PSK31 FN20fh United States Brandon A Szalai
DK6XZ 2014-03-29 15m SSB JO40vs Germany Suad Zukic
HI3TEJ 2014-03-29 20m SSB FK49tl Dominican Republic TED Jimenez
VC6R 2014-03-29 40m SSB DO87df Canada
DR1A 2014-03-29 20m SSB JO31cq Germany via Bernd Och, DL6FBL
KE8NI 2014-03-20 40m PSK31 EN90ea United States Robert B Gray
KF9KV 2014-03-20 40m PSK31 EN52et United States Richard S Samuels
WU3H 2014-03-08 30m PSK31 DM78tu United States John M Keeley
KC0JRW 2014-03-08 40m PSK31 EN00kq United States Bob L Unick, Jr
SN5X 2014-03-02 15m SSB JO92ii Poland Zbigniew Leszczynski
OK7K 2014-03-02 15m SSB JN79pp Czech Republic Contest Team OK7K Operators: OK1AWH, OK1BN OK1GK OK1NS OK1VAO
KL7RA 2014-03-02 15m SSB BP40js Alaska RICHARD A STRAND
KL7RA 2014-03-02 10m SSB BP40js Alaska RICHARD A STRAND
VP9/W6PH 2014-03-02 10m SSB FM72ph Bermuda KURT B PAUER

Book Totals: 679 qso's   196 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#6611
Granted: 2015-04-04 05:45:02   (NM8W)

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