D. Burgess, WD8WV / AAT3EM
I am an Amateur Radio Operator (also known as Ham Operator) and a Military Affiliated Radio Service (MARS) Operator. Licensed as an Amateur Extra, I operate on all bands and various modes. I progressed up the Amateur Radio ranks via all the requirements, except the Novice ticket. I started as a Technician, then Tech Plus, General, Advance and finally Extra.
I am a member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).
I am a member of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and WV Army Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS). I am also a member of the Plateau Amateur Radio Association, Inc. and HamJones DX Association.
I have been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator since February of 1996 with the callsign of KC8CON originally assigned to my license. In December of 2003, I decided that it was time for a callsign that would be easier to use when working DX stations. I researched the Vanity HQ website and looked at several callsigns that were available. They have an extensive list of callsigns on their website. I finally went online to the FCC Universal License Service (ULS) and applied for the vanity callsign of WD8WV (Whiskey Delta 8 Whiskey Victor). WD8WV was issued to me on January 9, 2004, by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
I have several links listed below to various organizations, clubs and websites of interests. There is a link to how I got into this hobby, plus a link to my other hobbies that I like to do. I hope you enjoy my website.
webmaster: Juddie, WD8WV
This page was last updated on: 09/20/05 06:31 PM
Here are some useful Links:
Here are some useful Links for West Virginia Amateur Radio sites:
Here are some Links to information about me and some of my other hobbies:
See the RIGS I HAVE OWNED AND OPERATED
Here are some of my FAVORITE Rigsthat I have now:
is my primary rig, that I use daily when I get on the air. I also do digital work with this rig. A Yaesu FT-840 with the 10 Meter FM board installed. This is a great rig for the price. I would recommend this rig to anyone starting out on HF.
and SSB, 2 Meters All Mode
Modes Operated: SSB, Packet, APRS, CW, PSK31, RTTY, Hellshrieber, MFSK 16 and Slowscan
Bands Operated: 160 through 10 Meters HF, 6 Meters FM
Other hobbies that I am into are 1) Hunting, 2) Fishing, 3) Camping, and 4) Reloading.