Great to be a member of CWops and thanks to those who supported me along the way.
I have been a ham since 1961, always enjoying some level of activity as family and job responsibilities would allow.
I got a degree in electrical engineering because I wanted to figure out how my ham radio worked – I am still learning. I spent my career as a Sales Engineer calling on electric utilities, selling products involving Transmission and Distribution – everything from the electric meter socket on your house to all the great things you see inside substation fences! For the past 15 years I have been very involved with photography.
I enjoy CW and SSB from 80 through 10 meters. The heart of my station is a Flex6400 and a Hex beam. But when I think of ham radio it is the friends I have made along the journey – they are the inspiration and Elmers.
My wife, Laura, of 48 years has “supported my efforts” and occasionally asks – “what does that thing do?” We live in Kansas and our three daughters live in California – how/why did that happen?
Most recently, I have been enrolled in the CW Academy Intermediate Class. I am grateful to Tom, WA9CW and Steve, WD4CFN – their patience and pushing has been inspiring.