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"Celebrating 52 Years in Amateur Radio: 1963 - 2015"

Portable 8 address:

WA8IWK 313 Birchwood Avenue Traverse City, MI 49686-2822

Portable 4:

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 a TS570D with a G5RV Jr. from my Portable 8 QTH. I enjoy using my Vibroplex Presentation and Blue Racer bugs as well as G3HGE Olympic bug. 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.  I had the pleasure of operating as 20 meter CW op for Special Event Station W2B commemorating the 70th year since the December 1944 WWII Battle of the Bulge.

Outside of Ham Radio, I enjoy recreational biking and hiking as well as downhill and cross country skiing and skating.


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.


                                                   Portable 8 Station Set Up    

QSL Box with DX stamps made by XYL Amy


I enjoy receiving QSL and SWL cards! 100% reciprocated, no SASE necessary.

Sorry no LOTW nor e-QSL's


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QRZ Logbook Summary for - WA8IWK
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K6EGE 2014-01-30 10m CW DM35ae United States Walter P Figurelli
VE1EI 2014-01-12 20m CW FN74li Canada John McMurray
AH6AX 2014-01-10 20M CW FM19lj United States LAWRENCE P WANDEL
K0FTC 2014-01-09 15m CW DN70lm United States John K Bredehoft
K2LYM 2014-01-06 40m CW FN21pj United States John W Weymer
K7KHC 2013-12-29 17m CW CN86bx United States Kevin H Caskey
AH6AX 2013-12-26 30M CW FM19lj United States LAWRENCE P WANDEL
ON5DE 2013-12-08 15m CW JO11of Belgium Jean Pierre De Langhe
SM4NGT 2013-12-08 15m CW JO99bh Sweden Rolf Jansson
W1ZIY 2013-12-07 20m CW FN42fe United States RONALD W KIMBALL
AA0YY 2013-11-29 30M CW EM48ol United States MARK B CHOATE
KB1VEN 2013-11-29 20m CW FN43hg United States Dennis L Lavertu
W4VPI 2013-11-28 20m CW FM07ag United States ANTHONY P SWEENEY
LB2TB 2013-10-25 15M CW JO59kf Norway Lars Roksund
KC5NX 2013-10-22 20m CW EM12eg United States MENASCO AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

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