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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 Web Administrator.


Station Equipment

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.


Test Bench

Update:  12/02/2017

Most of my test equipment and parts were donated to my radio club test bench.

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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