Yep, that's a photo of me operating my Dad's station about 1960. Well, maybe pretending to operate. I was about 3 years old. I do not remember that. I just remember him smoking a pipe, turning knobs (I loved those knobs and switches) and the sounds of morse code.
I look more like this now!
I've only been a ham for a few years, but as you can see, I've been around it for all my life. As soon as they removed the code requirement, I knew I'd be getting my license soon. I especially enjoy anything digital about ham radio.
I currently use the following equpment to enjoy the ham radio hobby:
I'm co-owner of the WA7DRE D-STAR repeater in Spokane, WA with a great guy and generous ham, Glen, K1RR. We are also officers of the Washington Digital Radio Enthusiasts amateur radio club. I also operate a 25-watt D-STAR simplex hotspot from my house in Four Lakes, WA. This allows D-STAR users to join in on the fun on reflector 29A from anywhere within a few miles of my house.
During business hours, I'm a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer licensed in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. I specialize in engineering and design of mechanical systems for commercial, industrial and government buildings. I'm also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and LEED Accredited Professional with the Existing Buildings/Operation and Maintenance specialty (LEED AP+ EBOM), and an ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). All that means is that I specialize in all aspects of mechanical systems for green and energy efficient buildings where people live and work. I work for Stantec Inc., an Architecture and Engineering firm with offices in many major cities around the world, including Spokane.
email: w 4 l k s @ h v a c w a r e . n e t
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