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Please check out my YouTube channel!

(This picture was created by displaying NTSC video from my digital camera on my old Tektronix 485 oscilloscope using a simple converter circuit that is described in a video on my YouTube page)

I was originally licensed as a novice in the late seventies (KA2IZZ), but then dropped out of the hobby after entering college and then the workforce. Re-entered the hobby as a Tech (and then a Tech Plus) in 1997 (KC2BOG). Vanity call (W2AEW) issued October 1998. Upgraded to Advanced in November 1998, and to Extra in 2000.  The profile picture was taken during Field Day 2017, when Sophie the radio dog came to visit my solo QRP Class 1B-Battery operation at Guglielmo Marconi Memorial Park in Franklin Township, NJ.

I am a Life Member of the ARRL, a Volunteer Examiner, and the Technical Coordinator for the Northern New Jersey section of the Hudson Division of the ARRL.

Shack equipment includes mostly Kenwood gear for HF, including TS-870S, TS-830S + VFO-230, SM-220, Ten-Tec 238C, and a couple of D-104 microphones with homebrew audio preamplifiers. Antenna is a simple all-band wire dipole fed with 450ohm line. I also run a Icom IC-703+ for QRP/portable ops, and IC-706MkII and Yaesu FT-857D for mobile ops.

I am a electrical engineer, working as a Field RF Application Engineer for Tektronix, taking care of customers in the Northeastern part of the US. Previous "lives" included design and applications work that focused primarily on analog and mixed signal, high-speed, RF, Hard-disk, fiber optic, telecom and datacom circuits and their applications.

Other interests besides radio include: sports cars, woodworking, home improvement, mountain-biking, electronics design/repair, hobby/home-brew electronics, and putting together tutorial videos for my YouTube channel.

Click here to see my ham radio, oscilloscope, electronics repair and tutorials, test & measurement, etc. related videos on YouTube:

Here is a link to a complete index of all of the videos I have posted on my YouTube channel:

Here's a quick link to my video of the home-brew D104 preamplifier:

Here's a link to my webpage, dorkage.com.

I was a guest on two different audio podcasts, and had a lot of fun talking with the hosts. First, there was the AmpHour podcast (note the t-shirt in the picture below):


...and the most recent was the Engineering Commons, where the topic was Ham Radio!


I was also very pleased to be interviewed on the QSO Today podcast by Eric, 4Z1UG:


I was recently invited to talk about Oscilloscopes on the HamRadio360 podcast. We spoke about both analog and digital scopes, and how they might be useful on the ham radio bench.  The discussion ran so long that it was broken up into two episodes.  Lots of fun, and  hopefully good and useful information about analog and digital oscilloscopes.  The webpages for these two audio podcast episodes can be found here:


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