I’ve been active in amateur radio since 2001, upgrading to General Class in 2003 and to Extra in the Spring of 2004. I enjoy chasing DX, contesting,FM satellites, as well as 6 meter AM, and digital modes. This past year, I've become interested in Summits on the Air, (SOTA) and have enjoyed activating mountaintops across New England, including Ossipee Hill, Mt. Megunticook, Mt. Washington, Bradbury Mountain, and Mt. Battie, to name a few.
Outside of amateur radio, my interests include auto racing, which I’ve participated in as a driver and crew member since 1993, surfing, and classic car restoration. I’m currently studying at the University of Southern Maine, located in Portland and Gorham. I work as a Systems Administrator for an automotive group, and in my spare time, I write fiction for publication, and news stories for the local newspaper, The Gorham Times.
When I'm in the shack, I usually monitor the 146.655 W1NH (-100Hz) repeater, located on the summit of Mt. Washington, NH, and when mobile I monitor 147.540 SIMPLEX.
In the summer of 2010, I helped found the Wireless Society of Southern Maine, which meets on the second Thursday of each month at Wassamki Springs Camprground, in Scarborough, Maine (during the Summer), and the Gorham Recreation Department, in Gorham, Maine (in the Fall and Winter). We also meet informally on the off Thursdays at the Dunkin Donuts on 73 County Road, in Westbrook. Click here learn how to become a member.
*QSL Info: I QSL 100% for contacts on all bands and SWL reports. Please include one of the following with your QSL request: A Self-addressed-stamped-envelope (for state-side contacts), and for DX, an IRC, unused stamp, or return postage in any currency would be appreciated.