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W8JWD

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John William Ditmar Jr.

Spring Lake 49456
United States, MI

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Call data

Last update:2017-12-07 03:42:54
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:30
Main prefix:K
Class:Extra
Federal state:MI
US county:Ottawa
Latitude:43.0685600
Longitude:-86.1783700
Locator:EN63VB
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:8
CQ Zone:4
ULS record:3879916
Issued:2017-01-07

Most used bands

40m
(53%)
20m
(39%)
80m
(8%)
10m
(1%)
17m
(1%)

Most used modes

LSB
(61%)
USB
(40%)

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2017-09-20 19:03:42
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

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Have always been fascinated with electronics since I was in elementary school, starting with bringing a rocket crystal radio to class and demonstrating it. In 9th grade I assembled an AM broadcaster from Allied Radio and used it to talk and play music in my neighborhood. I took down the wire antennas and shut down my station when one day I was playing a record and checking the range of my broadcaster using an AM radio on my bike, and much to my dismay found I could hear my music 6 miles away. Since I was 6 or 7 I regularly listened to Radio Moscow, Radio Havana, HCJB, Voice of America, BBC and other SW stations. From 1971 to 1973 I served 2 years in the Navy as an ET (electronics technician.) aboard the USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Married to a high school teacher for 47 years with 3 grown sons and recently we both retired. Now I have time to pursue amateur radio, which has been a lifelong dream.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

I am using a Kenwood TS 130S 100 watt transceiver that was recently taken out of storage with only about 10 hours on it.
My antenna is a G5RV about 40 feet above my house.
My Tech license was awarded in December 2016. My General was awarded in February 2017, and my Extra on April 1, 2017.

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 20
ITU 10
CQ 10

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W8JWD / Camping in Michigans’ Upper Peninsula
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W8JWD / Discone for 2 meters
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W8JWD / G5RV over the house at 40 ft.
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W8JWD / Restoring and Riding a cycle like the one I had 45 years ago
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W8JWD / My 60's bedroom radio station, WSL
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