Update: The 2013 Buddies in the Carribean (BIC) St. Lucia (J6) "Suitcase DXpedition" is now history (December 1st--9th). I have responded to the initial wave of SASE QSL card requests and will continue to respond to stagglers in batches until they are all done.
MY BIO: I'm a past QRP Quarterly magazine Editor (QRP ARCI's 40th Anniversary issues); a past President of the North Alabama DX Club; a QRP contester in the Alabama Contest Group (ACG); a member in the Huntsville Amateur Radio Club (HARC) and a proud member of the North Georgia (NoGA) QRP club. I have been DX as V47Z during the CQWW SSB and have been part of a team that activated all 3 Alabama lighthouses in 2012. I love to organize and participate in portable operations as often as possible. I'm also a certified PADI Rescue Diver who has had the privilege to "get wet" at 28 islands, so far.
I'm now retired from ITT's Space Systems Division (2005) where I served as an IPT Lead for the CrIS Instrument on the NPP Satellite, a next generation weather satellite that was positioned and deployed in 2012--just in time to save many lives during Hurricane Sandy. I'm also a certified corporate VBLSS Black Belt.
New ventures include providing specialized technical support to select American amateur radio companies, individually and as the founder and active team member of The QRP SkunkWerks design group.
Many in our international QRP community refer to me as "The Hunstville QRP Guy,"because I organize the Huntsville Hamfest QRP forums and special QRP events that we conduct in nearby Monte Sano State Park. (Past "Two Days in Huntsville (TDiH) QRP events include special celebrations for QRP ARCI's 40th and 50th anniversaries.)
I currently write a quarterly column for the QRP Quarterly, make frequent contributions to CQ and QST Magazines and provide short pieces to a number of newsletters.
My 4-year term on the QRP ARCI Board of Directors started 7/1/14.
I REALLY love to build my own radio and antenna equipment. I'm currently experimenting with hybrid portable antenna designs that combine Buddipole and addititional home-made components. I use these in my frequent portable operation adventures.
See you on the radio ;-)
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