I was licensed in 1977 as a Novice with the callsign WD8MCN. I made 2 CW contacts the first year I was licensed. I was asked by a friend to travel to Detroit so he could get his General ticket. I tagged along and passed my 13 wpm , General and Advanced license exams without the benefit of any study guides. Damn lucky I guess.
I obtained callsign KE8JG in 1987 and upgraded to Extra Class in 1990 with the call WI8W. I only recently obtained callsign KI8W (09/13/2016)
I am active both on CW and RTTY. My primary interest now is RTTY Contesting.
I am a member since 1977 of the QRP Amateur Radio Club International and for 8 years I was their Awards Manager. My QRPARCI member Number is 4015
I am a member of the North American CW QRP Club and my Member Nunber is 0098.
I am a member of the Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association. As of January 1, 2017, I am also the club IT Administrator.
Kenwood TS-480sat Rigexpert TI-8 RTTY Interface
Kenwood TS-570DG Kenwood MC-60 mic.
Kenwood TM-V71G 2m/70cm FM radio
Ten-Tec RX-320D SDR Radio
Elecraft W2 Wattmeter configured for HF.
Itronics Large Display 24 hour Digital Clock set to UTC
Palstar AT-300 300w Antenna Tuner
MFJ Versa Tuner II Antenna Tuner
Ten-Tec Model 280 Power Supply
Astron RS-35A Power Supply
Bencher BY-1 Iambic Keyer - custom painted Red
Brown Bros Model CTL-B Iambic + Straight Key
BaoFeng Tech BF-F8HP 8 watt 2m/70cm HT
ASUS 19 inch Laptop running N1MM+ logging software for contesting
HRD 6.3 Logging software for general contact management.
Alpha Delta DX-CC 80-10 meter dipole @30 ft.
Comet 2m/70cm dual band vertical at 20 feet connected to above HT's via Kenwood MA-4000 Duplexer
Homebuilt 30 meter dipole with 300 ohm ladder line @30 feet.
Military surplus, 30 foot guyed mast.
HP 606 Signal generator 50 Khz - 65 Mhz
Hameg 60 MHz Dual Trace Oscilloscope
HP 5383A 525 Mhz Frequency Counter
Weller WESD Digital Temperature Control Soldering Iron
Elenco 0-20v 0-40v dual power supply
MFJ-4125 25A Swiching Power Supply
Wavetek 27xt Multi-meter
Close to 50,000 assorted parts
I use QRZ and LOTW and I upload General contact logs Monthly
Contest logs are generally uploaded within hours of the end of the contest.
Your QSL Direct is also welcome.
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