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I've always had an interest in radio, in the 70's worked CB band when it was in it's heyday. The Public Safety bands while working with the Fire Department and Sheriff's Office. So finally in November 2010 I obtained my Tech license, upgraded to General in December 2010 and finally upgraded to Extra Class on November 28, 2012.

I have 32 years service in Public Safety. 32 years in the Fire Service: Xenia Township Fire - December 1979 until I retired at the end of March 2012, as the Fire Administrator

21 years in the Law Enforcement: Greene County Sheriff's Office - 1981 to 2002, retired as Chief Deputy


I currently have the following radio equipment.

HF Equipment:

Digital Mode Set-up

Yaesu FT-450 w/ LDG YT-450 tuner ( Yaesu MD-100 Desk Mic when used for Phone )
Diamond SX-200 SWR/ Power Meter

S9 43' Vertical
SignaLink USB Sound Card
Dell Vostro 270 Desktop
Digital Software: MixW and WSJT-X

Primary mode worked is JT65 along with some PSK31, RTTY

Phone Set-up

Icom IC-756Pro II
Heil PR 781 microphone on boom
Heil Pro 7 for contest work

LDG AT-600 Pro II Autotuner
Ameritron ALS-500m connected to a MFJ-4275 75 amp power supply.
Radio Works Carolina Windom 6m -160m OC Dipole up about 45 feet.
GAP Titan DX Vertical

Phone and Digital

Flex 3000 SDR
S9 43' Vertical

Portable Operations

Yaesu FT-897D with the FB-30 power supply, LDG AT-897 Antenna Tuner and a Alpha Antenna's Mulit-band portable antenna.



Kenwood TM-V71 Dual Band -used as a base station
Kenwood TM-T710A Dual Band - used as mobile APRS unit

Yaesu FTM-400DR with HRI-200 Wires-X Node

Yaesu FT-2DR Dual Band (Fusion System) Digital HT
Yaesu FT-1DR Dual Band (Fusion System) Digital HT
Icom 2720H Dual Band - used as a mobile unit

Icom 880H D-Star - used as a base station
Icom ID-51a Plus D-Star HT
Tytera MD380 DMR 70cm HT x 2

DV Mega UHF D-Star Hotspot
DVAP VHF D-Star Hotspot
DV4Mini 70cm hotspot
Shark RF Openspot

Baofeng UV-5R HT
Arrow Antenna - for Satellite work


I enjoy working some of the ARRL and CQ HF contests. Can be found working digital mode, mainly JT65, RTTY and some PSK31 or chasing DX on SSB. On occassion I will check into a OMISS net.

For QSO confirmation I log to QRZ.com, eQSL and LoTW and upon request will send a QSL Card. No SASE required, you send me a card I will send one back.

30MDG# 5664
DMC# 05736

EPC# 18166
OMISS# 7566



ARRL - DX Century Club: (Mixed Mode) - April, 2014
ARRL - DX Century Club: (Phone) - October 2014


  ARRL -  WAS (Mixed) : Jan. 3, 2013       ARRL - WAS (Phone) : Feb. 14, 2014                      
  ARRL - WAS ( JT65 ) : Feb. 18, 2014  ARRL - WAS (40m Phone ) : Feb. 18, 2014
 eQSL - eWAS ( Mixed ) : Apr. 30, 2013  eQSL - eWAS ( Phone ) : Apr. 30, 2013
 eQSL - eWAS ( 40m Endorsement ) : Apr. 30, 2013  eQSL - eWAS ( JT65 ) : Feb. 29, 2014
 eQSL - eWAS ( 80m Endorsement ) : Apr. 6, 2015  eQSL - ePFX300 ( Mixed - 665 ) Apr. 6, 2015
 eQSL - ePFX300 ( JT65 - 404 ) : Oct. 30, 2014  eQSL - eDX ( Mixed ) - Apr. 6, 2015
 eQSL - eDX (Mixed ) : Apr. 6, 2015  ARRL - Centennial Points Challenge Award [ Top Level ]- Apr. 14, 2015
   ARRL - Centennial W1AW WAS - Apr. 15, 2015

Shack Setup as of March 2016. Need more room to grow.




Member of  DARA (Home of Dayton Hamvention ), Miami Valley Mesh Alliance

 and XWARN

DARA Board of Director

DARA Membership Chair

DARA Marketing/ Travel Team Chair

Laurel Volunteer Examineer serving with DARA

ARRL Official Observer

- - - - - -

Serve on the Dayton Hamvention Committee

2012 -Assistant Chair for Inside Exhibits, Dayton Hamvention

2013 - Assistant Chair with Boothtracker, Dayton Hamvention

 2014 - Assistant Chair, DARA Membership, Dayton Hamvention

2015 to Present - Chair, DARA Membership, Dayton Hamvention

2016 to Present - Chair, DARA Marketing/ Travel Teams

2016 - Tokyo Ham Fair Team Leader, DARA & Dayton Hamvention

2016/2017 - DARA Board of Directors: Jr. Trustee



Toyko Big Sight - Location of the JARL HamFest

2015 Dayton Amateur Radio Assoc. and Dayton Hamvention Booth at the 2015 JARL HamFest.

Served as a member of the Dayton Team

KinKaku ( The Golden Pavilion ) Rokuon-ji Temple

Kyoto, Japan

One of the few sites able to visit during our trip.









                                - I will LISTEN, and LISTEN, and then LISTEN again before calling.
- I will only call if I can copy the DX station properly.
- I will not trust the DX cluster and will be sure of the DX station's call sign before calling.
- I will not interfere with the DX station nor anyone calling and will never tune up on the DX frequency or in the QSX slot.
- I will wait for the DX station to end a contact before I call.
- I will always send my full call sign.
- I will call and then listen for a reasonable interval. I will not call continuously.
-I will not transmit when the DX operator calls another call sign, not mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX operator queries a call sign not like mine.
- I will not transmit when the DX station requests geographic areas other than mine.
- When the DX operator calls me, I will not repeat my call sign unless I think he has copied it incorrectly.
- I will be thankful if and when I do make a contact.
- I will respect my fellow hams and conduct myself so as to earn their respect.






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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K8JTD
Latest Contacts for K8JTD at QRZ.com
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W7SUR 2017-02-27 40M JT65 DM49gs United States WM SPENCER SHIELDS
WQ7A 2017-02-23 80M JT65 CN86qu United States TERRENCE W DUMMLER
KA8G 2017-02-23 80M JT65 EN80WC United States DAVID R TERBORG
PJ7/IZ5KID 2017-02-23 40M JT65 St. Maarten
OK5HW 2017-02-19 40M JT65 JO60TL Czech Republic Vladimir Hofman
DM5TS 2017-01-30 60M JT65 JO53cl Germany Thorsten Schmidt
K1KS 2017-01-30 60M JT65 FN34XM United States ALFRED V DILLEY
AC1GS 2017-01-29 60M JT65 EM60 United States JAMES J PATTERSON, III
N6DBF 2017-01-29 60M JT65 DM13BV United States JOHN E WISNIOWSKI
WP4JLU 2017-01-29 60M JT65 FK68KC Puerto Rico DAVID RIVERA
EA3HDZ 2017-01-02 60M JT65 JN11 Spain JEAN PIERRE GRENIER
EA5BY 2017-01-02 60M JT65 IM98PG Spain ANTONIO GALIANA
KB0NRG 2016-12-28 40M JT65 EM27pl United States RONALD D GINARDI
WA5IEK 2016-12-28 40M JT65 EM50HI48 United States GREGORY L GRANT

Book Totals: 6050 qso's   4352 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#3732
Granted: 2016-08-02 03:20:02   (K8JTD)

  • 250 Counties Digital
  • 500 Counties Digital
  • 100 Counties Digital
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Phone
  • 500 Counties Phone
  • 100 Counties Phone
DX World Award#1453
Granted: 2015-03-17 02:35:02   (K8JTD)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#233
Granted: 2015-01-15 02:28:37   (K8JTD)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 17 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 17 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
United States Award#31
Granted: 2015-01-15 02:28:34   (K8JTD)

  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#230
Granted: 2015-01-15 02:28:26   (K8JTD)

  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 30 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
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