(above) Inside the K8KDK radio shack.

(left) Ron Schuiling, former N8ZTR - foregroud, and Kim Karr, K8KDK - background, install the 25 foot Hy-Gain AV-640 vertical antenna.

(right) Another picture of the AV-640 antenna.



Hello,

Welcome to my amateur radio page. If you are unfamilar with amateur radio, you may want to visit this link to read more about it. I've been an amateur radio operator since July 1998 and have made many contacts all over the world.

If you are an amateur radio operator, you may be interested that I hold a General class license and I am involved with our local RACES. My station is quite modest. Some of the items include:

My KDK FM-2033 performing packet duties. Since "KDK" is in my callsign, I'm frequently asked if I have a KDK radio.

  • an Icom 706 (the original version),
  • a Kenwood TM-V7A,
  • a Yaesu FT-8800R,
  • a PacComm Handi-Packet TNC,
  • a Kantronics All Mode TNC,
  • an ADI AR-146 (2 Meter),
  • a KDK FM-2033 2 Meter (picture on the right),
  • a weather station that uploads data to the internet,
  • and an assortment of HT's and other items.

  • KDK Radio Files Download Area:
    Looking for KDK Radio information? Click here. I have a page that has several KDK radio files which are free to download.

    ARRL Amateur Radio News:
        *updated using XML

  • Ofcom Declines to Act in Nightmare Neighbour Next Door Ham Radio Episode
  • ARRL Transitioning to New Digital Publishing Platform
  • Emergency Communication Exercise Uses “Hamsphere®” to Introduce Youth to Virtual Ham Radio
  • Use of New Web Log Upload App Encouraged for ARRL 10 Meter Contest Participants
  • Elves at OF9X Bring the Spirit of Christmas to Ham Radio
  • Transatlantic Reception Anniversary Special Event Set for December 11
  • Rare Polar Openings Reported on 630 Meters
  • Radio Australia Shortwave Broadcasts to End on January 31
  • ISS Packet Digipeater is Now on 70 Centimeters
  • ARRL Foundation Board Approves Two New Scholarships for Young Radio Amateurs
  • Slow-Scan Television Transmissions Scheduled from ISS
  • USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial to Host December 7 Special Event
  • FCC Affirms Penalty for Unlicensed Amateur Operation, Making False Distress Call
  • Past AMSAT-NA President Robin Haighton, VE3FRH, SK
  • Contribute to ARRL through Your IRA



  • Links:
  • Americal Radio Relay League
  • Kent County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
  • Nation Weather Service Skywarn Page for Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Karrtech.com - my main website.
  • Current Weather Conditions:  See the data from my weather station.

  • Downloads:
  • ADI AR-146 Manual (2.8 MB)
  • Icom IC-W32A Manual (.7 MB)
  • KDK FM-2033 Manual (download in the forum section)
  • Kenwood TM-V7A Manual (4.9 MB)


  • Me, Kim Karr, K8KDK, talking on a radio at a Red Cross shelter for Katrina evacuees.


    October 23, 2005 Search and Rescue training. That's me
    learning to run a SAR operation. Across from is Gil
    (one of the trainers). Next to me is Bob Dennis, KC8IRJ, as Net Control.


    Send me an email: kim@k8kdk.com.