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Please see my web page at http://www.ki8r.com


I was originally licensed in July of 1980 shortly after my 16th birthday. My original call was KA8KPP.

Within a year I had upgraded to General, then Advanced and soon would changed my call to KD8OK. A call that I would have for approximately 28 years.

In the early 1990s, I upgraded to extra. However it wasn't until November 2010 that I would change my call to KI8R, something that I agonized over for several weeks before finally deciding to do it. I really was attached to the "OK" call.

In 2006, we purchased a home near Lancaster OH with 3 acres. In the fall of 2015, I erected 60 feet of tower with a TH11 and 5 element 6 meter beam on top.  I also added wire antennas for 40 and 80 and an inverted L for 160.

In the past 30 + years, I have served as the President and Vice President of the Capital City Repeater Association. I was also the trustee of the 145.43 repeater for several years. I also served as the Vice President of the Columbus Amateur Radio Association. I also owned a UHF repeater of my own on 442.800. 

Currently my shack includes an Elecraft K3, a P3 pan adapter, a small Ameritron amp.  I also have an Elecraft KX3 with the matching KXPA100 amplifier, a Kenwood TS-570 (which belonged to my uncle, K0IPM(sk)) and various VHF/UHF radios.

The picture below shows me operating from Saint Lucia in December of 2016. I was fortunate enough to spend 8 days with 7 other hams. This is also known as the "Buddies in the Carribbean".  We all brought our HF radios and set up Buddipole antennas for 80 through 6 meters.  We also erected a dipole for 160.  I was fortunate enough to make almost 150 Q's on 160.  Not bad considering the band conditions and the thunderstorms that were around the island that week.  



73's de KI8R



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KI8R
Latest Contacts for KI8R at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
PJ4/KU8E 2016-11-21 40M CW FK52 Bonaire
J68GD 2016-11-13 20M SSB FK94MB St Lucia Gary G Dein
WD8RIF 2016-11-13 40M CW EM79 United States WILLIAM E MC FADDEN
LZ935MWC 2016-10-31 40M CW KN22JO Bulgaria Bulgarian Club Blagovestnik
AD8J/HR9 2016-10-31 40M CW Honduras
ZL7G 2016-10-30 15M CW AE16UG Chatham Islands Six Gs Chatham Island DX-pedition 26 Oct-09 Nov 2016
ZL7G 2016-10-30 17M CW AE16UG Chatham Islands Six Gs Chatham Island DX-pedition 26 Oct-09 Nov 2016
TL0A 2016-10-23 17M CW JJ95ds Central African Repu Christian Saint-Arroman
TL0A 2016-10-23 15M CW JJ95ds Central African Repu Christian Saint-Arroman
WD5R 2016-10-22 160M CW EM45 United States A MARLENE THOMAS
WA1Z 2016-10-22 160M CW FN42it United States ROBERT G RAYMOND
WQ5L 2016-10-22 160M CW EM50JL United States RAYMOND R ROCKER
WA2CP 2016-10-22 160M CW FN20WO United States Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association
NS9I 2016-10-22 160M CW EN64AS United States DWIGHT G BOSSELMAN
K8JQ 2016-10-22 160M CW EM98ei United States Steve A Courts

Book Totals: 4792 qso's   2733 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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