Steve Strauss , NY3B

CWops # 1862, from Orefield , PA , USA.

As NY3B I live in Orefield, PA., a small village near Allentown (1 hour from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from NYC by car). I was first licensed at the age of 16 as WB3GTT (later becoming N1DKQ) and in my 40+ years of Amateur Radio I have met a lot of interesting people from all over the world! I almost exclusively use CW, and mainly enjoy chasing DX and building equipment. I do enjoy the Digital modes as well and am spending more time with JT-65, FT-8, and RTTY. I am a member of the Frankford Radio Club (FRC) and I work with the WE3C contest team during the major contests- with my focus being 10m. I have participated in past contests with the DL9W team in Bavaria and am periodically active from J6 (see photo) in Rodney Bay, St Lucia. In 2000 I received the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Technical Service Award- which was a real honor. I serve as a consultant to the ARRL on issues pertaining to EMC and am also a Volunteer Examiner.

In my professional life I am an electrical engineer and currently work in the Advanced Technology Group for Infinera Corporation creating high capacity optical transmission equipment for Digital Optical Networks with a focus in large scale photonic integration R&D.