I was first licensed in 1960 as KN7LUP, upgraded to K7LUP, in Ogden, Utah. My interest in radio led to electrical engineering degrees from University of Utah and Northeastern University. My career began at Bell Telephone Laboratories in North Andover, MA and later included positions at Sperry Univac, Unisys, Raytheon E-Systems and L-3 Communications. Now in retirement, I have more time to engage in radio activities, amateur astronomy and music. I play bassoon with various local community symphony orchestras in the Salt Lake City area.
While in Massachusetts, I held W1EPU and upon returning to the Salt Lake Valley was given W7IHC. A few years ago, I requested a 1x2 call and received W7QL. I'm certain that hams at a major local business, Intermountain Health Care, were very happy to have me relinquish W7IHC.
I'm active in a variety of amateur radio modes, and have antennas and transceivers covering 3.5 MHz through 2.4 GHz. And I recently completed a major "shack" upgrade, as shown in the pictures posted here. Not sure the term "radio shack" is appropriate any longer....
Part of the upgrade included a U.S. Tower MA-40, my first tower in 56 years as a ham. I'm currently using it for satellite operation with the Yaesu FT-736R and the M2 Leo-pack. Quite a wonderful new experience to be able to hit the satellites from horizon to horizon.
I enjoy the digital modes, including PSK-31, RTTY, packet and JT-65, as well as CW. I'm also often on the WSJT channels.
I currently serve as President of the Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club (CHARC), an organization which exists to provide emergency communications to the city of Cottonwood Heights, Utah. We have an excellent working relationship with city officials and local churches and have organized a voice and data network to provide status on 37,000 homes in the event of a major disaster. The data is forwarded to our EOC via packet and DSTAR data modes and provides input to a GIS system which can display the information to emergency response authorities, allowing effective triage and deployment of resources.