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First licensed in 1977 (as N8AEQ).

Upgraded to Extra the spring of 1982 and was KU8Z for a few weeks in May until the FCC changed their mind and reissued a batch of calls and I settled in as KU8Y.

Primarily active on 50 MHz through 1296 MHz with 2 meters being the favored band.

The 2 Meter EME antenna is currently down. I'm rethinking it all - but my wife doesn't know it yet.


The station is designed for two operator contesting.


Here are some stats:








Grids Worked

50 960 131 1500 7el HB on 40' boom 80' 7/8" Hardline 538
144 137 78 1200 2 x 2M5WL M2 125' 1 5/8" Andrews 269
222   73 120 222-7WL M2 102' 7/8" Hardline 81
432   202 100 432-13WLA M2 104' 7/8" Hardline 98
903     10 902-14WLC M2 110' 1 5/8" Andrews 19
1296   121 10 2 x 23CM22EZ M2 107' 1 5/8" Andrews 29










The (old) tower on the left has been in the swimming pool twice and was recently replaced with this one.


Operating takes place between overtime hours, playing bluegrass with UpHill Climb, and when Larry (NQ8A) and I aren't out on our Harleys. Still a kid and loving it!

There are a few special hams who need to be mentioned here. Larry (NQ8A) and Dave (KA8TBW) who have assisted with ground and tower work as well as multi-op efforts through the years. Dan (N8VPZ) who has helped with some more complicated repairs from time to time, and Mike (KC9TT) for his help with the latest tower replacement and for his electronic "micro-surgery" abilities.

Last but not least, my parents N8BEE and WD8DXM who introduced me to radio (and motorcycles) when I was most susceptable, my brother, KG8LY, who donated the last tower, KX8D and the late WD8AAK who both elmered in the blanks for me.

Thanks for stopping by and 73.


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