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Previous Calls: WN8KEK, KG6JED, WD8CUU

First licensed in 1971 as WN8KEK.  Operated on Guam for over 3 years as KG6JED while in the US Navy and stationed at the US Naval Communication Station.  Operate mostly CW but enjoy all modes.  Frequently keep a cross band packet station running on 145.090 Mhz and 14.105 Mhz.  Cross band digipeater is K8BZ-3, Cross band KA-Node is K8BZ-7.     

Favorite mode is CW, but regularly use many other modes, SSB, Winlink HF Pactor, Packet, Pactor, RTTY, JT modes etc.

Favorite activites: DXing, Contesting, 

Station Gear IC-7600, IC-7000, AL-80B amp, Palstar AT1500DT differential tuner, KIO Hex beam 20 - 6 meters,  ZS6BKW redesigned G5RV for 80 through 30 meters, 160m Inverted L, 600 Ft Beverage.  Use Winkeyer USB Keyer interfaced with logging programs (N1MM+ and N3FJP's Amateur Contact Log) and key with full Iambic paddles and Vibroplex single lever key.  Station is powered by 75 Amp MFJ-4275MV switching power supply to RIGrunnger 4008 distribution fuse block.  Also use Ameritron RCS-4 Remote Coax Switch.       


1978 ARRL Worked All States
1979 IARU Worked All Continents
1983 DXCC Mixed
1998 ARRL Satellite Worked All States
2004 CQ WAZ Mixed 1st Place Michigan
2007 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Michigan
2007 Satellite VUCC
2008 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Michigan
2011 5 Band DXCC (Currently 8 Band DXCC)
2011 CQWW DX CW 8th in US 8th Call Area
2011 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Unlimited Michigan
2012 5 Band WAS
2012 CQWW DX SSB 6th in US 8th Call Area
2013 Alabama QSO Party 1st SOLP Mixed
2013 ARRL 10 Meter 1st Place SOHP MI  & Great Lakes Division
2013 CQWW DX SSB 15th in US 8th Call Area
2013 Mich QSO Party 1st Place SOHP
2013 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Michigan
2013 Nov SS Phone, Multi Op 1st Place Multi Op HP Mich & GL Div with N8CAM
2014 ARRL 10 Meter 1st Place Mich & GL Division Winner
2014 DXCC Challenge Currently at 2K
2014 Mich QSO Party 1st Place SOHP
2014 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Unlimited Michigan
2014 Nov SS Phone 1st Place SOHP Unlimited Michigan
2015 CQWW 160 Meter DX 1st SOHP Assisted Michigan
2015 Mich QSO Party 1st Place SOHP
2015 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Unlimited Michigan
2015 CW Ops Gold Medal
2016 CQWW DX CW 10th in US 8th Call Area
2016 Nov SS CW 1st Place SOHP Unlimited Michigan
2016 WAEDC CW 3rd in 8th Call Area, 78th in North America
2016 CW Ops Gold Medal
2017 DXCC Honor Roll
2017 WAEDC CW, Multi Op With WA8Y, 1st in 8th Call area, 5th in North America
2017 RAC Canada Day, 1st Place 8th call area, Single Op, All Band, High Power
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



K8BZ working November SS contest in 2012.


Abandoned AN FRD-10, Finegayan, Guam

This was my work location at the Naval Communications Station at Finegayan, Guam.  Nick named “The Elephant Cage” it is a Wullenweber antenna used for high frequency direction finding (HFDF) and was part of a system called “Classic Bullseye.”  There were several of these systems across the Pacific Ocean, and they all worked together using a teletype network.  

CLICK HERE for 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 also drove a bus for the local public transportation system (Gladwin City County Transit GCCT).  I am now completely retired and enjoying ham radio full time.


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

CLICK HERE for our song files



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