ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-rl
ad: L-rfparts
ad: l-gcopper
ad: Subscribe

Login is required for additional detail.

QSL: LOTW, direct with SASE

Email: Login required to view

Ham Member Lookups: 24691


Thanks for visiting!



I participate in the Michigan State Parks On The Air program.  It is a unique hybrid program, joining elements of the NPOTA-style activator/chaser program, as well as each park is a special event station.   April is the beta test month for the program, so helpful comments and suggestions are welcome.

You may send SASE for a QSL card for a contact with an activator at one of the featured parks.  Make sure you receive the MSPOTA designator MXXyyy from your activator/guest special event station operator.  Send your QSL card to the SPONSORING CLUB for that park.

See the MSPOTA website for full details.  http://www.mspota.org


Portable and mobile activations for KFF:  Michigan state parks in 2017 and beyond.   Check out http://parksontheair.com


Past operations: 

May Agate Falls Scenic Site

Bond Falls Scenic Site

Wagner Falls Scenic Site

Brighton Rec Area

Apri 2, 2017: Island Lake Rec Area

Jan 27, 2017: Island Lake Rec Area, KFF-3315

Jan 1, 2017: Detroit River International Refuge, KFF-0346, US Island MI-005R

Dec 31, 2016: North Country Trail, TR04

Dec 26, 2016: River Raisin, BP04, WWFF KFF-xxxx

Dec 23, 2016: River Raisin, BP04, WWFF KFF-xxxx

Oct 16, 2016: North Country Trail, NPOTA TR04/Tahqamenon Falls State Park (KFF-1544)

Oct 15, 2016: Pictured Rocks, NPOTA LK03, WWFF KFF-0766

Oct 14, 2016: Father Marquette Memorial, NPOTA AA07, WWFF KFF-3308

Oct 8, 2016:  Sleeping Bear Dunes, NPOTA LK04, WWFF KFF-0767.  Got 104 Q's in the log.

Sept 17, 2016:  Sleeping Bear Dunes, NPOTA LK04, WWFF KFF-0767.  Short day, only 22 QSO's in the log.

AA07, Sept 4:  Third time's the charm.  Good opening on 40M: 77 QSO's in the log.

NP31, Aug - Sept: Isle Royale National Park.  80+ QSOs logged.  Also uploaded to WWFF as KFF-039.

HP20, Aug 27: Keweenaw Historical Park, NPOTA HP20, WWFF KFF-xxxx.

AA07, July 8, 2016:  Good mic this time, only to be shut down by heavy rain and thunderstorms.

AA07, June 23, 2016:  Bad mic settings on the KX3 prevented SSB, had to run JT9 to overcome bad conditions.

3-Fer: TR07, TR11, TR14, June 4, 2016.  Mixed PSK31 and SSB, with KX3, end-fed longwire.  Successful, even if too short.  Wish I could have been on the air longer.

River Raisin, BP04, May 29, 2016.  Joint activation with K8ERS.  My KX3 and solar with his Buddipole.   Successful with about 50 Q's between us.

North Country Trail, TR04, May 28, 2016.  Thunderstorms shut down ops.  Only 2 Q's.

River Raisin, BP04, May 14, 2016.  Only 4 Q's.  Technical difficulties, failure to activate.

North Country Trail, TR04, Apr 30, 2016.  Only did 11 Q's.  Activation cut short by rain.  First use of KX3, Solar panel, charger, LiFePo battery.

Pictured Rocks, LK03, Apr 17, 2016.  40M SSB.  75 Q's.

MI QP, Baraga county, Apr 16, 2016, 20M, 40M.  287 Q's.

Activated River Raisin National Battlefield, BP04, Jan 9, 2016 with some success.  Enough contacts to qualify but not good conditions for me on 20M.  This was a shake-down of my mobile setup.  Operated PSK on 20M only.

"Deer Camp Portable" Sept 20 - 26, 2015,  November 15 - 18, 2015 from Baraga county Michigan, grid EN56.

Rig IC706Mk2G, deep-cycle battery for power and OCFD.

Michigan QSO Party, 2015:  Participated from the Huron Mountains in Baraga county as single op, low power, rookie category.

Currently working on WAS-Digital (JT9), need Hawaii.

NOTE:  I log all my contacts with my basic call, no modifiers.  

I always QSL via LOTW; paper is OK with SASE.

Upcoming Activations:


About me:

I received my technician license in May 2014, upgraded to general in June 2014.

Upgraded to Extra in March 2015.  ARRL VE in Dec 2015.

My home rig is an Icom IC-7410 barefood, Gap Eagle vertical for 10, 12, 15, 17, 20.  I have a fan dipole on 10M, 15M, 17M, and 20M in my attic, but it's offline at the moment until I can get an antenna switch.  Also have a QSO King long-wire for the exterior antenna.  I sometimes experiment with some field-day style antennas (OCFD, dipole).

I log all my contacts in LOTW, usually at the end of each operating sessions, or when I get back to civilization after operating portable.

Other interests of mine: hiking, camping, computers (Linux!)


Flag Counter


8155519 Last modified: 2017-06-12 22:42:15, 8229 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.

Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

QRZ Logbook Summary for - W8MSC
Latest Contacts for W8MSC at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KD8TNF 2017-08-14 80M FT8 EN91AA United States Christopher M Wetzel
KC4EZN 2017-08-14 80M FT8 EM85pn United States HARRY C FRICK
K4SBZ 2017-08-14 80M FT8 EM70vq United States Stanley B Zawrotny
KD8VSQ 2017-08-14 80M FT8 EN82aa United States Jeremy A Downard
K9FE 2017-08-14 80M FT8 EN51VS19 United States MICHAEL E URSO
N1EMH 2017-08-14 40M FT8 EM16 United States Daniel R Hesson
KS4VJ 2017-08-14 40M FT8 EM84uv United States Vikki J Ivey
VA3TTB 2017-08-14 40M FT8 FN04gc Canada Charles R. Smith
K6SJT 2017-08-14 20M FT8 DM13IK United States Stephen J Taylor
W7WM 2017-08-13 20M FT8 DM79oc United States STEVEN E BOONE
KE5TD 2017-08-13 20M FT8 EM35SC United States GARY D YARBROUGH
N1GB 2017-08-13 30M FT8 FN44fn United States George E Blakeslee
KC4NPD 2017-08-13 20M FT8 FM17EP41 United States JOHN T AYRES
KD2NOM 2017-08-13 40M FT8 FN20TI United States Mark W Steele
K0BAK 2017-08-13 40M SSB FN20gd United States Peter L Kobak

Book Totals: 8313 qso's   5770 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#1878
Granted: 2016-07-20 00:00:04   (W8MSC)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
DX World Award#3990
Granted: 2016-06-03 14:27:58   (W8MSC)

United States Award#1346
Granted: 2015-07-23 00:45:02   (W8MSC)

  • Mixed Digital
Grid Squared Award#8399
Granted: 2015-07-23 00:30:02   (W8MSC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
World Continents Award#9815
Granted: 2015-07-23 00:30:02   (W8MSC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2017 by QRZ.COM
Wed Aug 23 12:04:56 2017 UTC
CPU: 0.054 sec 84048 bytes mp