Family moved to Arlington, Mass. New Call, WA1IDU, 1967
Second College: Boston University, 1967 - 1969
US Air Force, 1969 - 1972: Myrtle Beach AFB, SC, 1969. Base MARS Operator, AG2CP. Camp Eagle, near Hue, Vietnam, 1970. Tactical radio / forward air control, callsign Bilk Control. Westover AFB, MA, 1971-72. Air Ops Specialist.
Third College: Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst. BBA
Radio: Heath SB-101, Hustler 4BTV
Upgraded to Extra WO1C, 1989. Traded for vanity K1VI, 2000.
Career: Systems Analyst, various companies, now Phoenix Insurance, Hartford, CT.
Finally finished night school 6/2007 with MSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Hartford campus).
Radio: Starting 1988: Icom 735, G5RV
Radio: Starting 2007: Icom 756 Pro-3, Tokyo Hy-Power 1.5, G5RV
Current goal:Having just achieved 5Band-DXCC in April 2012 (ARRL confirmed I went over the top in February), I want to add the three "WARC" bands (below), to make it 8Band-DXCC. Over the top with 30 meters and 17 meters. Just 4 countries to go on 12 meters.
My progress report:As of 5/15: 106confirmed on 30 mtrs, 116confirmed on 17mtrs,96confirmed on 12 mtrs.
Latest new country on 12 meters: #96-- PJ2/DL5AXX, Curacao
Latest new country on 30meters: #106-- ER3GQ, Moldova