My association with Amateur Radio began in 1971 when my Grandfather interested me in shortwave listening. My horizons were significantly broadened with licensure in the Amateur Radio Service in 1975 at age 15. Following jobs in commercial 2-way radio, broadcasting, and the local power company, I graduated from college with a BS in Electrical Engineering. I was then commissioned in the US Air Force, where I served in the airborne command & control, nuclear command & control, and communications/computer arenas. Somewhere in between the many all-expense paid trips to the world's most "interesting" locales, I was able to pick up a Master's Degree in technology management. Following retirement from the military in 2004, I was finally able to put down roots and become more active in ham radio, serving as President/Founder/Trustee of the Montgomery EMA Amateur Radio Club, President (2 terms) of QCWA Chapter 40, President of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club Inc., and ARES Emergency Coordinator for Montgomery County. I presently serve the national QCWA organization as an eJournal proofreader.
September 1, 2014