My association with the world of electronics began in 1971 when my Grandfather got me interested in shortwave listening. My horizons were significantly broadened with licensure in the Amateur Radio Service in 1975 at the age of 15. Following part-time jobs in commercial 2-way radio, broadcasting, and with the local electric utility, I graduated from college with a BS in Electrical Engineering. I was then commissioned an officer in the US Air Force, where I served primarily in the airborne command & control, nuclear command & control, and communications/information arenas. Somewhere in between the many all-expense paid trips to the world's most 'interesting' locales, I picked up a Master's Degree in technology management. Following retirement from the military in 2004, I was finally able to put down roots and become more active in ham radio, serving as President/Founder/Trustee of the Montgomery EMA Amateur Radio Club, President and later Secretary of QCWA Chapter 40, President of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club Inc, and ARES Emergency Coordinator for Montgomery County. I presently serve the Quarter Century Wireless Association as Vice President, am Chairman of its Administration & Finance Committee, and act as a proofreader for the eJournal.
March 15, 2020