Enjoy tuning the bands and making contacts, especially international. Always a thrill to make a contact thousands of miles away with just 100W and a vertical antenna!
When not on HF, I'm scanning the local repeaters, D-Star and DMR.
Professional: Once upon a time, corporate life as an engineer in the pharmacuetical, process development and fine chemicals industries.
Volunteer firefighter: 24 years, 3 terms as Chief
Technophile: Computers, gadgets, etc, etc
Weather enthusiast: NWS Skywarn Spotter, CoCoRaHS and CWOP observer, (See my station at WeatherUnderground (KNJWOODB6) or http://aprs.fi/weather/a/EW5922 )
Radio hobbyist: for as long as I can remember.
Ham: HT: Icom ID-51A Plus
Base: Icom IC-7100 & IC-7300
GMRS: Midland GXT1000 (Callsign WQWF386)
SWL: Yupiteru MVT-7100, AOR AR-8000, Radio Shack DX-390 (RIP)
Scanners: Radio Shack PRO-197, PRO-106, PRO-99, PRO-2006, PRO-43, PRO-2056, PRO-37, PRO-24 (4 channel crystal!) Uniden/Bearcat BC-100XL, BC-300, BCD536HP, BCD436HP, Whistler TRX-1 & 2
ADS-B: Flight tracking on Flightaware (site 9019, mhapstak) via RTL-SDR on a Raspberry Pi, attic mounted 1090MHz antenna with bandpass filter
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