I was first licensed as a Novice Class in 1971 at 15 years of age in the Seattle area. In the early 1980s, after college, I moved to the Jersey Shore and my ham radio project became development of AMTOR hardware and firmware. I was also part of the team that developed the TAPR TNC-2 packet radio controller. Fast forwarding to present time, I’m a member of the Garden State Amateur Radio Association based in Tinton Falls NJ (GSARA.club) and a life member of the ARRL.
I was off the air from about 2000 to 2016, but I’m now slowly getting reacquainted with the hobby. I’m more of a radio experimenter and tinkerer than an operator. Most my ham radio time is spent at my workbench developing circuits and writing computer programs. When I do get on the air I log HF contacts via LoTW (although I’m a bit slow about uploading the data) but I also gladly exchange paper QSL cards, either direct or via the bureau.
Check out my Projects page to see some of the projects I’m currently working on.
As for my professional life, I was trained as an Electrical Engineer (BSEL Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; MS-ECE Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and I’m currently licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of New Jersey. Most of my professional career was at Bell Labs where I designed analog and digital communications equipment, DC to UHF. I rebooted in the mid-2000s and did (and still do) fashion event photography in NYC.