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Note: For those seeking the previous license holder of W8FI, Richard T White. I never knew the man but I hope I'm continuing the heritage of the call in a way he'd approve of. If you have information about Richard that you'd like to share, don't hesitate to reach out.

Current Station (EN82hj) :

Radiator: End-fed Zepp up about 7 meters and sloped to the North.

Radio: Kenwood TS-140S

Tuner: Kenwood 

Digital Interface: None currently. I need to build up the serial interface for the TS-140 yet.

Software: Windows with fldigi and N1MM logging on a Fujitsu Lifebook P1510D.

Old Station (EN82gk) :

Radiator: Homebrew end-fed dipole, or would it be a Zepp?, that was taped to the wall in an inverted-L.

Radio: Kenwood TS-50

Digital Interface: Homebrew, non-isolated, protoboarded.

Software: Xubuntu running fldigi on a Fujitsu P1510D Lifebook or Lenovo T61.


My father, Shanon, KA8SPW, met my mother through a friend of his, Ron, W8DR, who was to become my grandfather. My brother, David, N8DAH, joined the ranks of hams in the family, bringing the total to four. The addiction to electromagnetism runs pretty deep in this tribe. Come Dayton you'll be able to spot us with our bright orange antenna helmets, a tradition my father started a long time ago.

I recieved my Technician license in 2005 and ended upgrading to Amateur Extra just before Christmas 2009. I've been most active in Wayne County, MI RACES as Assistant Emergency Coordinator for our Skywarn program and working closely with our NWS group, MICON.

Hamming it Up:

I've tried to make amateur radio accessible to everyone, even those who might otherwise not be interested by presenting "Hamming It Up" at Ignite Detroit #1, circa April 2010. You can watch my presentation on YouTube here: http://w8fi.us/icW7cf

I've also served as an NCO for the #HamTwitNet (http://www.hamtwit.net), a group of hams devoted to enjoying the hobby on our favorite social network, Twitter. We meet every Wednesday at 9:00PM EDT (Thursday 0100 UTC) on the W5RAW-R node using Echolink. You can find more information on the #HamTwitNet by following @HamTwitNet or by contacting myself, http://w8fi.us/hF9yPl. We look forward to 'meeting' you!


I'm working sideband on everything from 10 to 80. You'll also find me on the local repeaters, primarily 147.16 (Dearborn, MI) or 145.33 (Detroit, MI).

I've been focusing my attention to antenna building and experimenting with using simple construction techniques. I also like just taping some wire to the wall and finding out what happens.

Other Hobbies:

Aside from amateur radio I also enjoy reading philosophy, studying meterology, solar astrophysics, electromagnetism, and just about anything else, and I mean anything.

I handle QSLs direct, here on QRZ, or on eQSL.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - W8FI
Latest Contacts for W8FI at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
SV1QXU 2014-03-06 20M PSK31 KM18ua Greece Georgia Petropoulou
SV5AZK 2014-03-06 20M PSK31 KM46cj Dodecanese PANOS KAVVALAKIS
KG6MVB 2014-03-06 20M PSK31 DM65oe United States Thomas W Ayers
S52UF 2014-03-06 20M PSK31 JN76cf Slovenia Leopold (Leo) Pakar
AD5XU 2014-03-06 20M PSK31 EM13pa United States Mahlon G Justice, Jr
KC5QOC 2014-03-01 20M PSK31 DM43dj United States JOHN H MOCHO
AB5HA 2014-03-01 20M PSK31 EM32dl United States PAUL B SMITH
KE7XE 2014-03-01 20M PSK31 CN96rn United States RUSSELL E WELLS
KF5OEB 2014-03-01 20M PSK31 EM13qq United States Benjamin C Sly
EA1DR 2013-10-27 10M SSB IN83aj Spain Oscar Luis Fernandez Lanza
8P6NW 2013-08-30 17M SSB GK03ed Barbados Glenroy D Corbin
WA6RKK 2013-08-22 17m SSB DN17ot United States RANDALL A DOMINICAK
EM20RRC 2013-07-20 20M SSB JJ00aa Ukraine 20th Anniversary of
EM20RRC 2013-07-20 20m SSB KN59rb Ukraine 20th Anniversary of
KP4DKE 2013-07-20 20m SSB FK68pg Puerto Rico Pedro S Labayen

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