I've been interested in radio in general since the age of 7, but it wasn't until I graduated from college that I discovered ham radio.
I have done a bit of everything. Back in the early 1990's I was active with the packet radio running a BBS as WP4XQ. In 1991 I looked to the heavens and made the first 2 way amateur radio QSO contact with a space shuttle during the SAREX experiment with STS 35/Sarex 1 on Space Shuttle Columbia with WA4SIR (SK). See QSL card here at http://kp4tr.org/sts35_qslcards.html
That sparked my interest to work the Oscar satellites with the help of Tony Tricoche (KP4EKG-sk) and frequented AO-13, where I gave alot of JA's and DL's their first KP4 satellite DX contact. Then Pacsats were next things, where UO-22 and KO-23 were my favorites. At one point I had a fully automated pacsat satellite station uploading/downloading packed BBS messages. Later did some ATV with KP4IA, then did some AMPRNET/TCPIP over AX25 at Inter-American University in Puerto Rico.
I moved to Florida in 1998 where I have had a bit of a hiatus while I raised 3 kids. I got back on the air in 2003 with a Cushcraft X7 triband, and now have 6 meter too.
Lately I have been working voice over IP with IRLP (Node 4085), Allstar (Node 28532), and now digital voice modes. DV4Mini and D-Star, DMR and C4FM.
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