Here we are at Lake Caribou, in the upper peninsula of Michigan in EN86. 

This picture was taken during the ARRL June VHF contest weekend, 2013. 

Nothing but blue skies. No clouds. 

No E clouds either. Band is dead here. 

But what a great location.

Notice the Rohn 25 with the 6 meter antenna. Can't get any better than this.

73 de Tom, K8TB at K8JH/8  EN86aa




EN86 Grid Dxpedition

50 MHz SSB

Planned for June 12-15, 2014

Call sign will be K8JH/8

Look for us on 50.186 MHz +/- QRM

LOTW and E-QSL will be within 4 months.

Card QSL's will be SASE to K8JH only.


A group of us from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area are planning 

to operate from EN86 on 50 MHz SSB, 

mainly during the June ARRL VHF contest. 

We plan to arrive on Thursday, June 12 and set up. 

We are renting two cottages that sit 15 feet from Lake Caribou just west of 

De Tour Village in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This will not be an elaborate setup, 

we will be using a 5 element M2 beam up 25 feet or so, 

running an Elecraft K3 at 100 watts. 



EN86AA. That's sweet.


A view straight south.


The yellow pin on the east side of the UP is our site.


We will be on the north side of Caribou Lake. 



The gang:

Jim Hessler    K8JH

Bob Sheneman    K8EIO

Mike Stark KB8KB

Tom Bosscher    K8TB



For more information contact K8TB, email on