BSEE, MEng Sci from Penn State University, and a career in industrial automation/robotics.
Currently working on distributed inverters and controls for Photovoltaic Solar Energy.
Previously developed flight controls for unmanned air vehicles. Prior to that, worked on advanced, high efficiency, flexible thin-film, light weight Photovoltaics at a Silicon Valley "startup", after 28 years in the semiconductor industry.
Earned my Extra Class ticket in November 2012, but I've been a ham since 1974.
Currently active on 160, 80, 60, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2, and 1.25 m, 70cm, and 23cm, and 12.5 cm. Use packet/APRS on VHF as well as PACTOR and PSK31 on HF.
Have always enjoyed CW. Was once 25 WPM, but now in the 15 wpm range ! Eager to re-establish proficiency.
Interested in Satellite and EME.
I am a Volunteer Examiner with ARRL and W5YI VECs.
Am a Private Pilot, and CAP member ( CPT, inactive).
Homebrewer, with dreams of starting my own microbrewery. Master Brewer's certificate from UC Davis (thanks Charley Bamforth; "Pope of Foam", and Michael Lewis!)
Hold Dipl.Brew from the prestigious Institute of Brewers and Distillers in London.
ex WA3YKP - first licensed in the early 70's.
first rig; Heathkit DX-40 with a wicked "chirp"! Also owned and employed the giant, Heathkit Apache. Main workhorse in those days was the venerable Heathkit HW-101. Built it, still have it, and may get it back on the air one day soon. First "Elmer": Frank Aiello, K3TRM. I just discovered that he passed away in '96, and his son now has his old call and is working on a memorial page for him! What a great idea! Have my old friend WA3VWE, Kurt, to thank not only for my interest in amateur radio, but also opening up the gateway to a fabulous career in technology.
ORS, DRS and DTN and NTSD Target Station.
Member the following:
ARRL - Life Member
Keeping a low-effort web account of my ham activities on the AG6QO website.
See you on the bands!
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