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CWops #1634 - NAQCC #1478 - 10-10 #74222

QSL MANAGER FOR: K2BSA/8 19-21 Oct 2007, K8S 24-26 Sep 2010, WB8BSA

Michigan QSO Party on 18-19 April 2015: WD8JZI and I were on the air from ISABella County in central lower Michigan ("Middle of the mitten"). Always happy to QSL if you need the county for MARAC or other awards.

Six Meter Beacon is on the air on 50076.3 kHz. See my website nf8m.com for its current status and specifications.

All contest QSOs for NF8M and WB8AEV have been uploaded to LOTW and I generally upload most recent ones every few months. I'm still manually entering my paper logs (2011 is done!) and hope to get them uploaded in the not-too-distant future. I also plan to upload WB8BSA logs to LOTW.

First licensed as WN8AEV (Novice) while in high school, then as WB8AEV; new call NF8M in 2003. Like to operate HF CW and 6m mostly CW and PSK31 and some phone, and enjoy contesting and portable (field) operation. A return QSL would be appreciated, either direct, LOTW or via the buro (I don't participate in eQSL). If you'd like a card, just send yours - no SASE needed in the US, and for DX I'll reply via the buro.

HF station info: Kenwood TS-590SG feeding an 80-meter OCF dipole at 35 feet, oriented north and south along my suburban lot, a 160-meter inverted L (with amplified loop for receiving), a Hustler 6BTV vertical and a M2 6M3 at 35 feet for 6 meters. Also have a TS-690SAT (now my "spare" HF rig), FT817 and a KX1 which I take on camping trips, as well as 6, 2 and 440 FM gear both in the shack and mobile/portable. I also use the '817 in the car feeding a hamstick on the back. Look for me in the monthly NAQCC QRP sprints and weekly CWops sprints too.

I'm also active in Boy Scouts. Both my sons were Scouts (and my older son is also a ham), and I'm a unit commissioner; chartered organization representative, formerly troop committee chair, district committee and training chair and Boy Scout Roundtable staff. I like to operate portable from troop campouts, district camporees and during JOTA. I counsel the radio merit badge among others, founded a radio club for Scout-hams in our council (WB8BSA), Brotherhood member in the Order of the Arrow and am a good old Bobwhite too (C-23-04). In 2015 I was honored as the recipient of the Amateur Radio Service to Scouting award.

Professionally, I am supervisor of technical operations for the CBS-owned TV stations in Detroit and am active in the local chapters of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

I'm a Michigan State University alumni, member and past officer of W8SH, so a big 73 to other Spartan Hams. Member of the South Lyon Area Amateur Radio Club, K2BSA Amateur Radio Club, and the Mad River Radio Club, a friendly bunch of Michigan and Ohio contesters.

73, Frank, NF8M

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