(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

  • Major WSJT-X Upgrade Boosts FT4 into “a Finished Protocol for HF Contesting”
  • International Telecommunication Union Accepts EURAO as a Sector Member
  • No Consensus Reached for FCC on “Symbol Rate” Issues
  • Dutch IARU Member-Society Invites Hams to Participate in 2-Meter Propagation Experiment
  • Well-Known DXer and DXpeditioner Anath Pai, VU2PAI, SK
  • WB8VGE Wins the July QST Cover Plaque Award
  • Dayton Hamvention 2019 Attendance Approaches All-Time Peak
  • Shop AmazonSmile on Prime Day and Support ARRL
  • Hurricane Watch Net Secures after Hurricane Barry Activation
  • IARU HF Championship Contesters: Clear Frequencies Requested for Storm Emergency Traffic
  • FAA Reauthorization Act Language Serves to Exclude Vast Majority of Amateur Radio Towers
  • HWN, WX4NHC at National Hurricane Center to Activate for Tropical Storm Barry
  • The Latest Episode of ARRL Audio News is Available
  • The K7RA Solar Update
  • Hurricane Watch Net Keeping Close Watch on Tropical Storm Barry



  • 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.