I was first licensed in 1961 while a freshman in high school in NJ. My novice call was WV2RDG. I upgraded to General after about 6 months and became WA2RDG.
I loved CW operating and was active in the local RACES group. Ham radio kindled my interest in becoming an electronics engineer.
I graduated from NJ Institute of Technology with a BSEE and worked for 45 years in RF and microwave design, the last 35 of which was for satellites.
I was inactive for a time while I was building my career and raising a family, but in 1988 I started having free time and got on the air again. I quickly upgraded to Advanced (KJ6GR) and Extra and began DXing and rag chewing.
I enjoy antenna design and helping new hams get their stations going. I retired in 2007 and get on 40M CW most mornings. I also enjoy 6M Sporadic E operating and casual DXing.
I’m a member of the ARRL, FISTS and the W6TRW Radio Club.