I got off to a late start compared to many ham radio operators, I received my ticket in 2003 at the age of 37. I’m still not sure why it took so long as I have always had an interest in radio and electronics, I’ll just go with “better late than never.” I kept my momentum and moved along to Amateur Extra as soon as time permitted. I started out with a mix of SSB and CW until I got comfortable and proficient enough with CW and decided to make that my only mode of operations.
I’m usually working on growing my DXCC count chasing new DX, carving out time to remain active with SOTA, both activating and chasing, looking for a good rag chew or building some type of radio related gear. SOTA coupled with CW is my favorite part of the hobby. I enjoy getting outside in general and love the outdoors, camping, hiking, and an occasional back backing trip. I keep a modest station at home, have a few QRP radios that I love to use, especially for SOTA activations, and I’m a big fan of Elecraft gear.
Outside of my ham activity I’m pretty quiet and reserved, usually I can be found involved with family. My XYL and I have two children (grown now) so home life is quiet around the house as well.
I’m very happy to be a part of CWops! Thanks to Chuck WS1L for getting my foot in the door and all of those who have taken the time to help me become a member. I appreciate the kindness, warm welcomes and great chats. Looking forward to building on those relationships and finding new ones.
Many Thanks!This biography is what appeared in Solid Copy when the member joined CWops.