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Friends call me Adam. I moved to the US from Beirut Lebanon in 1984 at the age of 19 and became a U.S citizen in 1995. I’m self taught Software Engineer with a passion for electronics. I started my working career in the Silicon Valley at Octel-Lucent Technologies where I spent 9 wonderful years and later jumped around between companies until I settled at Google (Android & YouTube) in 2010.

 

I developed my interest in Amateur Radio when I was 15 years old in Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war. I followed in my father’s steps who was an incredible engineer and a Ham (OD5MN). I started on CB Cobra 142GTL base station with a 3 element antenna on the roof of our 7 story building. You can imagine this craziness in the middle of a city at war with itself. I had many scares with various armed locals who wanted to know what I was up to :-) Eventually, couple of years later, I had to shut it down and run to the USA.

 

In 2014 I decided that it was time to get back to radio and applied for my ham license. I tested for all three tickets at once and got my Extra. My wife followed with her technician few weeks later (KK6QXT).

Finally installed my tower

In 2016 I finally decided to draw up some building plans (used sketchup) for how I would reinforce my roof to install a 8ft tower from W8IO with 3 antennas including the Az/El rotators etc. After getting all the permitting from the City, few days later, all the work was done and the antennas were installed.

 

Experiments I'd like to try with other hams:

DSTAR on HF (supported by IC-9100 and IC-7100). Exchanging audio modulation recordings (however today I use websdr.org to listen to my own transmission from various parts of the world). DX Long path vs short path comparisons over different regions of the planet. Triangulation on an unknown HF noise source (if possible).

 

My office has 4 spaces; My computer workstation, and to my right my Ham station and behind me my electronics workbench, and finally to the left of my workstation, my (job) telecommute area (not pictured).

 

 

My workstation doubles as my HAM computer

Software: HRD, for data and logging. Orbitron for Satellite.

 

Equipments:

ICOM IC-7100 / mobile

ICOM ID-51 / 1st gen

ICOM IC-7600

ICOM IC-9100/DSTAR/23cm

SPE Expert Linear 1.3k FA

Mosley TA-54 XLN-6 + TA-40-KR

M2-LEO PACK (2m/70cm beams)

Heil PR-40 Microphone

Heil Pro-7 headset

Behringer Mixer

Yaezu rotators (Az+EL)

HackRF, SDRPlay, AirSpy, DVAP, NANO Node.

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