November 10: I broke my wrist skating this week and am sending CW with a cast on my arm! My apologies for any sloppy sending!!
"Celebrating 50 Years in Amateur Radio: 1963 - 2013"
Portable 8 address:
WA8IWK 313 Birchwood Avenue Traverse City, MI 49686-2822
Longboat Key, FL IOTA NA-034, US Islands FL 053S. QSL to home call.
Licensed in 1963 as WN8IWK, I spend most of my time on the CW portion of 20,15 & 10mtrs. I run a Kenwood TS 570D to a Spider Vertical up 25 feet or so in my attic (I live in a restricted area), and also use aTS570D with a Hustler mobile vertical antenna and G5RV Jr. from my Portable 8 QTH. My son, an Eagle Scout, is KD8BVE, and my wonderful wife and daughter, while not licensed, take a nice interest in our hobby.
I'm very active in Scouting and run a JOTA station yearly (see photo above) as well as presenting Ham Radio at "Hobby Night" pack meetings. Also a member of the Oakland County Amateur Radio Public Service Corp and Skywarn trained.
Outside of Ham Radio, I enjoy recreational biking and hiking as well as downhill and cross country skiing.
RCC - WAC - WAS - DXCC - CP25
ARRL - QCWA #21516 - FISTS #8677 - SKCC #2441 - CWops #1061
In the "Old" days, Pontiac Motors used to provide QSL cards to Hams at no cost! Hence the variety of "Wide Track" Pontiacs on my 1964-1968 QSL's. And yes, that's my Portable KH6 "Honeymoon" QSL.
QSL Box with DX stamps made by XYL Amy
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