When on amateur radio I use my given name of Jan; having immigrated to the USA from the Province of Friesland, Nederland in 1948. I was first licensed in 1954 as WN8SWN & W8SWN; in 1962 moved to Ipoh,Malaysia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, doing curriculum development and teaching vocational electronics. I operated as 9M2JJ there and am a Charter Member of SEA-NET on 14.320 MHz.
In 1976 graduated from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. degree and we moved East, to teach at the University of Southern Maine. While living in New England I passed the Extra Class exam and choose K1ND in 1977 to replace my secondary call of WA1VZV. In August, 1982 we moved to Ypsilanti, MI. where I taught at Eastern Michigan University until August, 2002. In September I was granted Professor Emeritus status by the EMU Board of Regents.
My spouse of many years is Milly, KC8MMH; we have five harmonics. Two married daughters in Michigan. A son is married and lives in Helsinki, Finland; another son is licensed as W8SWN, and his twin brother lives in Seattle.
I'm a regular visitor to many hamfests and enjoy the social-side of ham radio on the air. My favorite transceiver is the Kachina 505DSP; yet enjoy the Elecraft K2 after 10 years and the CX-7 Signal/One for 37 years. Regards, Jan K1ND
June 17, 2009