A big thanks to many people at the CWA who volunteered their time and expertise in making this such a successful experience. Special thanks to Bob Carter and Buzz Tarlow the instructors who inspired me and taught me so much.
I am a native Californian whose Great Great Grandfather settled here on Catalina Island in 1854. I graduated High School in 1969 when most 19-year-olds were being drafted to Vietnam. I was in the first group of draftees to be put into a lottery. Fortunately had high number and escaped the draft. I have always admired those who served our country with honor and personal sacrifice.
Enrolled at Citrus Community College in 1970 and completed their Precision Optical Course where I was taught to make prisms, lenses and telescope mirrors. Later in the early 80’s went to Practical Schools in Anaheim, Ca where I learn electronics and computer. Some of you may remember at Z80 and 6502 processors. Later on, I got my A+, Network+, and finally my MCSA.
Got my ham license in 1994 through no code tech program and within a year or so worked myself up to Extra. I haven’t always been active with ham radio, but always seem to return to the hobby. I wish CWA and CWops would have been available when I first got licensed. So glad I joined in on the fun and for all the kind operators and instructors who have given their time to help others.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.