Hello, I'm Brad. I graduated in 2006 with a degree in Applied Networking and Systems Administration from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY. I was VP of the RIT ARC during the last year of my time there.
I do IT work for a living and I'm currently a Systems/Datacenter Engineer for a large pharmaceutical company in Upstate NY. I enjoy hiking in the summer, winter or whenever, snowboarding, mountaineering, etc. I also brew my own beer and enjoy making my own speakers and electronic gadgets as well. My fiancee and I have a beagle-collie mix named Sophie and a retriever hound mix named Maya. In the fall to spring we also foster dogs for a local dog rescue that pulls dogs from kill shelters down south. I also have my own Davis Vantage Vue weather station which uploads to wunderground.com.
My current, and ever changing setup, currently includes an Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V Field and a G5RV@90ft, End Fed 40-6m wire, and a 133ft Inverted L for 160m. I have a Yaesu FT-7900R for the car. Also have a Yaesu FT-2900R for the shack and a Yaesu VX-170 for portable 2m work that also comes hiking with me.
I enjoy HF work, DX, and basic VHF/UHF repeater work, but I am mostly interested in QRP/low power operation. QSL direct or the bureau.
Here's some pics to give you a better idea of who I am and what I do...
Current Shack Setup:
Previous Shack Setup:
Previous Shack Setup:
My daughter Brielle, she occasionally likes to try and help me get some DX.
She likes spinning the knobs, hard to get her away from it once she starts playing!
Winter 2014 in Upstate NY. This was taken in my front yard. We got close to 3ft of snow. What a great winter!
This is Sophie... She's a Branch Manager. She collects sticks, strips the bark and twigs and leaves them in a pile for me to pick up... how nice of her.
Nippletop summit in the Adirondacks 4610ft working 2m @ 100mi distance with 5w
My fiancee and I at the Lake Placid airport
Snowboarding at the summit of Whiteface Mountain, January 2014
Snowboarding with my fiancee at Gore Mt.
Me on the summit of Nippletop Mt in the Adirondacks 4610ft
Me climbing in PA
Me climbing at Albany's Indoor Rock Gym
Climbing in New Paltz NY
Winter hiking, Crane Mt. Summit, Adirondacks
Snowboarding @ Jiminy Peak - St Pattys Day 2011
Davis Vantage Vue Weather station
My fiance and I on Algonquin Mt Summit
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