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I was born in Pensacola, Florida, but I lived in quite a few places until my father left the Navy and my family settled in Salisbury, NC. I lived there until I went away to school.

I attended Georgia Tech from 1976 until I got my BEE in 1982, worked as a digital hardware design engineer for awhile, then returned to Tech for more abuse and an MSIE degree in 1986. I worked in R & D as an administrative support engineer until I "retired" to become a full-time caregiver for my children.

I was first licensed by the VE's at Ga Tech in 1985, joined the Tech club, W4AQL, and was active in the programming and installation of the repeater. After graduation, I joined an emergency response team with the Red Cross and got into packet. I set up a packet station in the Smyrna 911 center for the 1987 SET.

I resumed the hobby in 2009, after my sons grew up. Now I am involved mostly with ARES, but intend to get into HF as soon a I can set up my shack (or find a nice one to borrow).For my second SET, I operated from the Johns Creek Fire Station in 2009.

Currently, I live in Johns Creek, Georgia, and am a member of the North Fulton Amateur Radio League,  and the ARRL.  I have recently rejoined W4AQL.  They still have the most awesome shack I've ever been in.

I recently attended the Elijay Hamfest in the North Georgia Mountains.  Smallest hamfest I've ever been to, but possibly also the friendliest.  While there, I joined the QCWA.  I learned from the Simpsons that it is very unusual for a new member to still be using their original call.  I had to admit I cheated.  After I let my license lapse, I had to retest.  I didn't want a KJ4 call, so I applied for my old call as a vanity.  Not that I'm vain or anything.

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