ex-WV2ONO, ex-WB0GEX. I’ve been continuously licensed since 1960. My OM was licensed as 2CDO in 1923 running 19 watts spark, relicensed as W2CDO in 1961. I took his callsign in 2001. I always have been primarily a CW contester and DXer, though I also enjoy RTTY contests. I’ll also get on SSB for contests from time to time.
My current operating station is an Elecraft K3s and an Alpha 9500. Antennas include a rooftop tower with Hexbeam for 20/17/15/12/10/(6) @ 35 ft, a Buckmaster 9 band OCF dipole @ ~ 60 ft for 160/80/40/(6), a 40 m half square and a Butternut HF-9V for 40 & 30. Future projects include getting on 2 & 432 using Yagis languishing in the back yard.
I retired in 2012 from a senior position in the CIO’s office of the National Institutes of Health and retired again in 2018 from an executive position at a pharmaceutical industry cybersecurity collaborative. An erstwhile academic, I’ve returned to writing novels and short stories. Check out my website to see what I’m up to these days.This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.