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QSLs and Certificates for K8V are out.

Veterans Day K8V Special Event will be held on November 7-8 from the Upper Peninsula Veterans Memorial in Iron Mountain, Michigan.


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I was first licensed as K9SNX in Greenfield, Indiana in 1959. I moved to St. Germain, Wisconsin in 1960 and graduated from Eagle River High School in 1961. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 1965 in Theatre and English, I took a teaching job in Kingsford, Michigan and I taught there 35 years, retiring in 2000.

My interests are hunting, fishing, golf,and casino gambling. I have been inactive on the ham bands off and on for 10 years.

During that "off period", I missed at least 10 DX-peditions to new countries. My DXCC total as of October 1, 2014  is 338. E30FB (Zorro), thank you!!! Thanks to the nice opening on 12 in Feb. and March , I have 9 band DXCC.

I have won two Sweepstakes for Michigan and 40 meter phone in the CQWW back in the 70's. SO2R has peaked my interest and I operated in the 2007 RTTY RU using this method.

SO2R paid off in the 2010 RU. I won the Great Lakes Division HP category for the first time.


Won a second plaque in the 2011 RTTY RU. First place finish again!!!

My present station includes a FT-1000MP, Icom Pro II, SB220,and an Alpha 8410. I also have 2 meter stuff and a new Icom 706MKIIG for mobile and portable operations. The antenna farm consists of a 4 element SteppIR at 72 feet and a 40 meter rotating dipole at 80, a sloper on 80 and an Inverted L for160, and at times, an inverted vee for 75 meters. Fall 2009 I added a Butternut HF6 for my second radio. I also have a CL-33 at 45' on a sidemount for SO2R. 2015 added an Inverted L for 80 meters for the second radio. 2016 added a 30 meter sloper.

4 element SteppIR and 40 dipole at 72'.

My major interest is RTTY. I love RTTY contests! I rarely operate on SSB anymore.

In March 0f 2005, I operated as V31TR in Belize. This was my first operation on the DX side. We had a blast operating in the ARRL DX SSB test. Also, I enjoyed the RTTY and CW operation before and after the contest. The photo below does not reflect my usual attire. It was very hot and humid that day.

In 2006 I operated as MJ/W8JWN from Jersey Island. The German bunker, site of the Jersey club, was very cold.

In March 2007, I operated from W0AIH in the ARRL DX SSB Contest. Paul has a fantastic station and antenna farm. I hope to return to operate another contest when propagation improves


At the 80 SSB position


K8V Information:

Check our club web page at www.qsl.net/ka1ddb/ for photos and QSL/certificate information.  Also, check the November 2015 QST magazine, page 99 for more info.


SASE required for a QSL and certificate. Please send the appropriate sized envelope for the certificate. It can NOT be folded.

NO LOTW and eQSL for K8V.

All QSL and certificate requests go to me, W8JWN, at 812 West B Street, Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801.

A link to the U.P. Veterans Memorial is below:


























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VE2SG 2014-01-05 40m RTTY FN46hv Canada Stephane
KF7PBM 2014-01-05 20M RTTY DN08fi United States JOSEPH J SOMDAY
KC4SAW 2014-01-05 20M RTTY EM86tg United States JOHN J MORRISON
AD7ND 2014-01-05 20M RTTY DM33VR United States Israel Vicente
K4IU 2014-01-05 40m RTTY EN34ra United States Frederick J Regennitter
AE2DX 2014-01-05 20m RTTY EL88tx United States FREDERICK M BERNQUIST
AC8MW 2014-01-05 20m RTTY EM99bg United States DENNIS L SNEDDEN
KK6C 2014-01-05 20m RTTY DM04ju United States David C Koskenmaki
KC2MBV 2014-01-05 15m RTTY FN30lw United States Frank Raffaele
KE3LA 2014-01-05 15m RTTY FN20ne United States FRANCIS J PETROSKY
AE2DX 2014-01-05 15m RTTY EL88tx United States FREDERICK M BERNQUIST
NB3R 2014-01-05 20m RTTY FN20go United States David B Arwood
IZ3XEF 2014-01-05 15m RTTY JN55MK Italy Ivo Camerlengo
NF7T 2014-01-05 15M RTTY DN13rm United States Jacob P Gier
KF7PBM 2014-01-05 15M RTTY DN08fi United States JOSEPH J SOMDAY

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