Welcome to the “digital shack!”
Thanks for stopping by!
First, a little about myself… Back in early middle school, one of the science teachers, Joe Reid, (K2JAO) offered an after-school program to learn Morse code. I made it a point to attend the meetings and practiced sending and receiving code weekly along with studying from the Gordon West book series. In August of 1993, I took and passed my Technician license. Several years later, in May of 2003, I upgraded to General.
My main interests fall into the “digital domain” of radio. I am most active on the 20 meter band, but also dabble on 10 and 40 meters, using JT65, JT9, and now FT8. I’ve always liked the challenge of low power operation, so like to operate QRP, 5 watts or under, while working digital modes. As I’ve said on my QRZ page, while I do my best to make sure I am sending a clean signal, if you see my signal is over-driven or sloppy, please send me an email or message to let me know so I can adjust it!
While I do enjoy the digital aspects of radio, I enjoy the “analog” portions as well; I love sending and receiving paper QSL cards… that surprise of getting that envelope from the local bureau! If you happen to send one, I’ll do my best to respond with mine as quick as possible; no ‘green stamps’ ever required! Back on the digital side, I try to upload my logs to eQSL, LoTW, and HRDLog after each operating session. If you do not get a response within a reasonable time, please email or message me and I’ll get it resolved.
Finally, as said on my QRZ page, I’d like to thank my good friend and “elmer,” James Kern (KB2FCV) for all of his support and insight over the years. Whether it’s putting up with my “slow-code” sub-5WPM hand, helping me with building a new project (or fixing a “white-smoke special”), or staying up late experimenting with new digital modes, James has been a key figure in my amateur radio career.
You can visit my QRZ as well!
73 de n2vwp