Greetings from Eugene, home of the Oregon Ducks.
I was originally licensed in 1984 at age 15. I started with CB and SWLing at age 10. I earned my extra a month before I turned 18, which was lucky because I never would have had time to study for it while I was in upper level engineering classes.
I operate primarily CW/QRP, although I occasionally work SSB and (as of 2014) the digital modes as well.
I am a semi-serious contester, and avid DXer. If I need to nab a new one, I will sometimes crank the rig up to 25 or 30 watts.
I have two kids and a full-time engineering job, which means I don't have much time for any of the above pursuits.
I am a frequent volunteer operator of the Science Factory museum's ham radio station here in Eugene.
I am lucky enough to have a home on a hill, 500 feet above the valley floor, with a nice downward slope to the west, giving me great access to DX entities throughout the Pacific rim. The sunsets are gorgeous when it's not raining.
I am also an avid scrabble and words w/friends player (at www.isc.ro and EA games @ Facebook).
I enjoy hiking and cycling when I'm not recovering from injuries suffered trying to enjoy them.
Se habla español? Estoy estudiando español. Necesito practicar cada día porque yo quiero ser fluente.
Alumni member of Univ. of MD ARA (W3EAX, the tower of power).
Very actively involved with educational outreach with Valley Radio Club of Oregon.
ARRL life member.
DXCC, WAS, WAC achieved long ago. Getting close to 220 confirmed. Thanks to ARRL for creating LOTW.
Thanks to all of the great ops with great ears out there.
ex-KA3NJI, November 1984 - January, 1987 ex-NF3I, January, 1987 - Dec. 31, 1998
72, 73, good DX & TU for visiting. See you on the bands!
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