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Keith David Carpenter

305 North Main Street

Bridgewater, IA 50837

(Home Phone) 641-369-2007


I do not sell any radios.  

If someone contacts you to sell a radio claiming to be me, it is a scam.  I haven't sold any radios in 20 years, I give them to new Hams or donate them to groups.  I only buy new radios and amplifiers for my shack.

I just had someone try to Scam me on Facebook, and then try to open a clone of my Facebook account.  Be cautious folks!  73 Keith WD0FIA / AFA7MU / AFD7IA / AFD7C.




Home station is a Yaesu FT-2000, and a FTDx-1200 with two Ameritron AL-811 amplifiers. I use a FT-450 with Signalink USB for digital modes.The VHF / UHF is a FT-8900 Quad Band radio.  We have a 7 kw gas generator, 600 watt Coleman wind generator, six 15 watt solar panels, and a storage battery backup power system with a 5 kw inverter. Computers are Lenovo W430 Laptops, running Windows 10. I use HRD, UI-View and RMS Express. My antenna situation constantly changes, but a Spiro Folded Dipole, Alpha Delta DX-LB+, and a Hustler 5BTV are my normal HF antennas. APRS is a MFJ-1270X using a Yaesu FT-2800 radio running WD0FIA as the callsign.

My 2005 Chevy Cavalier radios are Icom 706, 208H, V82 and U82. I run Chameleon antenna with a LDG AT-200Pro tuner. APRS is a Argent OT2M on a  Icom 2100 running WD0FIA-11 as the callsign.

Our 2009 Chevy HHR has a TS-480HX with a Tarheel 400A screwdriver antenna using a Ameritron SDC 102 antenna controller. APRS is a RC-D710 on a Kenwood V71 running WD0FIA-9 as the callsign.

Our 2010 Mustang has a FT-891 connected to a Lil Tarheel with a TARGETuner contoller. I keep a VX-6R and a FT-817ND in a carry pouch with a OPEK HVT400B antenna for portable use. APRS is a Yaesu FTM-100DR running WD0FIA-7 as the callsign.

WD0FIA-8 on APRS is the 2008 Harley on a FT1DR.

WD0FIA-6 is the 2012 VStar running a Yaesu FT1DR.

WD0FIA-14 is our 2014 Silverado running a Yaesu FTM-100DR.  I keep a FT-897D in the Silverado in a GoKit.

WD0FIA-12 is our 2014 Forest River Canyon Cat 24RSC using a Windows 10 Lenovo W430 Laptop and MFJ-1270x using a FT-2800 radio.  The VHF/UHF/HF radio is a Yaesu FT-847.


Our Coachman motor home is running a Kenwood TS-2000 with a RC-2000, and a Ameritron ALS-500M amplifier. Kenwood TM-621, and TM-721 radios, are built into a console. Desktrac base radios are in a permanent installation as well. Two Go Kits with VHF and UHF Icom mobile radios are kept in the Coachman. With a 5 kw gas generator, and a 5 kw inverter system it is a fully self contained mobile Ham Shack. KD0HAH Dave Peterson helps me maintain and garage this unit, which I greatly appreciate. I prefer to keep this unit garaged away from my home as a backup, that way if some disaster occured at home (fire, tornado). APRS is a Yaesu VX-8GR running WD0FIA-13 as the callsign.

I keep a Icom 706MIIG in a "Go Kit" and have the ULI interface with a Dell 1501 laptop for digital modes. I also have Go Kits set up with Wouxun Hand Held radios, 3 Icom 2100 VHF Mobile radios, and 3 Icom F420 UHF Mobile radios. I keep all of these with the needed shells, battery eliminators, power cables, antennas, power supplies and SLA Gel Cell batteries in a small trailer.


Currently employed as a Technology Analyst for Bridgestone (2008- Present).

I am the Deputy Director for Region 7 US Air Force MARS, and the Deputy State MARS Director for Iowa.

Union Employee at Firestone Tire Company 1988-2008 (retired).

Former Police Chief of Hartford Iowa 1981-1988. (ILEA Certified Peace Officer 1983).

Former Fire Chief of Bridgewater Iowa Fire/EMS 1997-2002. (Certified FireFighter 1 in 1988).

US Marines 1974-1980.  Iowa Army National Guard 1981-1982.  Iowa Air National Guard 1986-1999, US Air Force Inactive Reserve 1999-2016 (retired).  I served a total of 36 years, 6 months, and 23 days before I officially retired in November 2016.

Member of: Crusade Lodge #386 in Greenfield IA. and O.E.S. Chapter in Greenfield, IA. USAF MARS  AFA7MU. Iowa Air National Guard Silver Squadron. Widows Sons M.C. and Red Knights M.C.

Owner of: WD0FIA/R 224.820 Repeater in Des Moines, IA. WD0FIA/R 443.800 (Yaesu System Fusion DR1X), 224.980, and 145.230 (Yaesu System Fusion DR1X) Repeaters in Bridgewater, IA. N0BKB Larry Vandewater, and N0INX Dale Day,have always been there for me in maintaining these units, and I greatly appreciate it.

GMRS Repeater WPUE604 462.675 in Pleasant Hill, IA. GMRS Repeater WPUE604 462.725 in Bridgewater, IA.

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