EN86 Grid Dxpedition

50 MHz SSB

Planned for June 11-15, 2015

Call sign will be K8JH/8



The pictures below were from our 2014 trip to EN86

The trailer parked behind the Big Boy in Kalkaska, Michigan

The really cool tower belongs to Bob Moe, AC8ZX.


The trailer going to the UP, via the Big Mac Bridge.




The tower, cranking upright.


The M2 beam in place







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

These pictures were taken during the ARRL June VHF contest weekend, 2014. 

Nothing but blue skies. No clouds. 

No E clouds either. Band is dead here. 

But what a great location.

The Upper Peninsula. Towers. Beams. Ham radio. It can't get any better than this.

73 de Tom, K8TB at K8JH/8  EN86aa




EN86 Grid Dxpedition

50 MHz SSB

Planned for June 11-15, 2015

Call sign will be K8JH/8

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 11 and set up. 

We are renting a cottage that sits 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 40 feet or so, 

running an Elecraft K3 at 100 watts, hopefully we can add a KPA-500



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


And a very special thank you to Bob Moe, AC8ZX for the use of the tower/trailer. 


For more information contact K8TB, email on QRZ.com