QRZ.COM
ad: dxeng
Please login help/register callsign: password: secure login
Database News Forums Swapmeet Resources Contact
 15:54:52 UTC 24 Oct 2014 
Advanced Search Current Hot Callsigns XML Logbook Data QSL ListMaker Database Downloads DX Spotting Network Ham Club Database QSL Corner Top Web Contacts Expired Callsigns QRZ's 1993 FCC Database Daily Update Reports Just Added Callsigns Database Help Forum
Amateur Radio News General Announcements Special Events, Contests, etc. Hamfests and Conventions Silent Keys Headlines
Forums Home Discussions, Editorials, Talk Technical Forums Logging and Contesting RV and Mobile Help Forums
Ham Radio Gear for Sale Ham Made Gear General Merchandise Swapmeet Hot List Ham to Ham References Stolen Radios, Scams and Rip-offs
Site Menu... Practice Amateur Radio Exams Amateur Radio Study Guides Online License Renewals License Wall Certificates Commercial Ham Radio Links DX Country Atlas Grid Mapper Ham Radio Trivia Quiz Life Member Honor Roll
Help Desk, for accounts, lost passwords, etc. Add your callsign to QRZ Subscription Services Users Help Forum Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ QRZ en Espanol Privacy Statement Advertise with QRZ List of Current Advertisers About QRZ Donate to QRZ Contact us
ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-innov
ad: l-tentec
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-rl
ad: l-WarrenG
NW2M USA flag USA

Login is required for additional detail.

QSL: VIA US POSTAL MAIL OR VIA 2-DISTRICT QSL BUREAU

Email: Login required to view

Ham Member Lookups: 11605

CQ CQ de NW2M. Greetings!

I was first licensed as a General Class operator back in 1985 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I continued to study the code and theory elements until I passed the Advanced and Amateur Extra exams about a year later. My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Monmouth University (NJ), with a postgraduate Master of Science degree in Information Systems and Technology from Johns Hopkins University (MD), and a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology from MIT (Boston/Cambridge) Sloan School of Management.

My first exposure to Amateur Radio was in high school. Electronics 101 my freshman year (1970) taught the Novice class license. Cherry Hill High School East (NJ) had a large ham station with a 75' rotatable tower with large monoband yagis from 40 meters thru 2 meters. Needless to say, I missed the 5 WPM code by one character and never returned for 15 years. I did complete all 4 years of electronics before high school graduation, but knew nothing about Amateur Radio.

My interests in radio were renewed when I began working with telecommunication engineers as part of my profession. They were hams. Being the "software guy", I wrote my own code tutor program on an Apple IIe computer using BASIC and studied for hours. I passed the 5 and 13 WPM code tests along with the Novice, Technician, and General theory exams in one sitting. A year later I passed the 20 WPM and the Advanced and Extra theory exams. Code was not my best subject. As an Extra, I applied for a new callsign which yielded NW2M, which is my present callsign today.

I enjoy 2 Meter weak signal work and have built a 34' long yagi that I designed from computer modeling. I also collect the Yaesu FT-101 series HF radios made during the 1970's, and have dedicated a webpage to this effort (www.qsl.net/nw2m/ft101.html). It was my first HF radio and I have the entire set on display (9' feet across!) in my shack - even today.

Best of 73 - Al, NW2M

rev 10/2013

34217 Last modified: 2013-10-12 16:36:29, 2104 bytes

Login Required

Login is required for additional detail.


Apply for a new Vanity callsign...

You must be logged in to file a report on this page

Please login now...

Currently updating logbook display.
ad: giga-db
Copyright © 2014 by QRZ.COM
Fri Oct 24 15:54:52 2014 UTC
CPU: 0.049 sec 36809 bytes mp