I am located in Camarillo, California, in Ventura County, about 50 miles west of downtown Los Angeles, 9 miles from the Pacific Ocean. I am a healthcare litigation attorney. Besides ham radio, my other hobbies are flying and shooting. I have my private pilot license and primarily fly Cessna 172s. I enjoy target shooting with rifles, pistols, and shotguns. Shooting sporting clays is my favorite. I am an avid supporter of the United States' Constitution's Bill of Rights, including the 2nd Amendment.
I first got interested in ham radio and shortwave listening when I was a kid in the 70s. I found an antique shortwave radio at my uncle's house and was amazed that I could hear broadcasts from all over the world. I was bitten by the DX bug. Unfortunately, I could never get very good at Morse code and I had no idea where to go to get a license. I finally got my Technician license in January, 2012 and upgraded to General in April, 2012.
My HF rig is an Icom IC-746Pro at 100 watts, LDG IT-100 Autotuner, and a 20 meter dipole up in my attic. CC&Rs prohibit an outdoor antenna, so this is the best I can do for now. For VHF/UHF I have a mobile Icom AD-880H (D-Star) and two handhelds - a Kenwood TH-F6A and a Baofeng UV-5R. I am a member of the PAPA system on 2m/70 cm and D-Star. I enjoy HF contests, chasing DX, and informal QSOs from time to time.
Please QSL via LOTW as that is how I track my QSOs for awards. If you want a QSL card, please send yours with a self-addressed envelope. At this point in the hobby, I do not require a stamp, IRCs, or any cash. 73.
January 6, 2007 - 1st solo flight.
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