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K8BZ will be activating several Michigan State Parks through 2019, for the 100th anniversary celebration of Michigan State Parks.  Special QSL cards confirming contacts with activated parks will be available.  If you work an activated park DO NOT QSL VIA THE CALLSIGN OF THE STATION YOU WORK.  QSL instruction are available via the Official MSPOTA web site.  Click this link to be taken to the web site:


Individualized QSL's will be available for the first 500 requesters for each park or recreation area.  Other special awards are being planned.  As part of the exchange for working a state park or recreation area you will be given a park identification number such as MSP125.  Use this designation number to find the QSL route for the park you contacted, via the above web site URL.







Previous Calls: WN8KEK, KG6JED, WD8CUU

LoTW - All logs are uploaded to LoTW within a day or two of the QSO. Please join in using the only electronic QSL system employed by every major DXpedition. Find the software at: httpps://p1k.arrl.org/lotwuser/default

QSL's received via the bureau will be answered via the bureau. QSL's received direct with appropriate postage will be answered direct. 

QSL manager for KG6JED, Guam , 1972 to 1976.

eQSL Policy - Sorry, no eQSL.

Packet Radio emergency communications network training series of videos on You Tube.  Click this link to take you to the video series starting from the very basics to advanced packet radio network operations and SYSOP responsibilities:



This link will take you to a series of videos on several Amateur Radio topics including: 

  • Idenifying and locating sources of electrical interference caused by commercial power line arcing
  • DXCC On-Line, web based QSO verification for DXCC Credit
  • Three ways to upload a file to Logbook of the World (LoTW)
  • Packet radio contact with the International Space Station (ISS)
  • CWops Wednesday contest session using N1MM+, then upload to Club Log and LoTW
  • Learning to send with my left hand after breaking my right arm




Last 10 QSO's uploaded to Club Log are shown below.  Enter your call to search the log for QSO's with K8BZ.  QSL requests for DX contacts only can be made here via OQRS.  Cards will be sent free via the bureau.



WN8KEK in 1971

Heathkit DX-100 Transmitter, Allied A-2516 Receiver, Heathkit SB-610 Monitor Scope, Johnson CB


1974 KG6JED, Tamuning Guam

Barker & Williamson 5100B transmitter, Allied A2516 receiver, Heath SB-610 monitor scope.



Early 1980's running RTTY with Teletype Mod 15 teleprinter with outboard tape reperf and reader with home brew TU. Ran auto-start on RTTY on 2 meters and manual on HF.

Early 1980's running TS-520, VFO-520, AT-200 and an unknown Kenwood 2 meter rig.


In the mobile I use an IC-7000 at 100 watts to a Little Tarheel II, mini-screwdriver. Send CW with Viborplex single lever key.



K8BZ working November SS contest in 2012. Not quite the current set up. The 2 radios on the right (IC-820H & IC-738) have been replaced by a TS-2000


Satellite Antennas. Hy-Gain VB216SAT and UB-730SAT. With Yaesu G-5400B Az/El rotor. A little over-kill for satellite with nothing but LEO's these days.

40' Free standing aluminum tower with K4KIO Hex beam (20 through 6 meters) This antenna recently replaced an A3S tri-band 3 element yagi. The hex beam out performs it's stated specs as many stated in their reviews on eHam.net. I fully agree. The Inverted Vee is the W8AMZ version of the ZS6BKW/G5RV which is now only used on 40 and 80 meters. But until the Hex Beam went up it was also used on the WARC bands (no tuner needed).

First licensed in 1971. Immediately after high school I enlisted in the US Navy. Was a manual Morse intercept operator on Guam for over 3 years at the close of the Viet Nam conflict. Charter member and rotational net control of the Western Pacific CW Traffic Net. Handled lots of traffic for service personnel back in the day when it was almost impossible to place a phone call from Guam to the continental US, and long before the internet and email. The net also handled hundreds of messages for Viet Nam refugees after the fall of Saigon. The refugees were housed in the WW-II era Naval Hospital on Guam. Memorable hams from that period were KG6JAR (Joe, now SK) a civilian employee of the Navy who lived in the officers Barracks. Joe was the KG6 QSL Bureau and the best CW op with a bug I ever saw or heard. KG6JAQ (John, still holds the same call according to QRZ.com) John was the founder of the WPTN and expert traffic handler. The net's Hawaii relay station was Woody, KH6IAC, who was also a Navy CT and later became K9EF/8R1. WB5BXX (Les, became WA4OII now SK) my fellow Navy CW partner and good friend, Friends and co-workers Mike WN4LPL/KG6 and Ray KG6JEU.


Abandoned AN FRD-10, Finegayan, Guam

More info about the Guam work site:


After the Navy I became and cop and retired as a lieutenant in 2002 after 25 years at the Gladwin County Sheriffs Department. Retired a second time in November 2012 after serving as director of Arenac County 911 Central Dispatch. As a retirement job I now drive a bus for the local public transportation system (Gladwin City County Transit GCCT).  UPDATE June 2016, fully retired and now i a full time CW op.

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Enjoy playing bluegrass and western music with XYL. Married in 1972.





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