Who is this guy, anyway?

Well this isn't going to be a complete biography, but here are few words about how I got started in Ham Radio, from where some of my interests originated, and a look toward the future.

Growing up in a small town in New Jersey, I was the son of some really great parents.

My Father (WA2UDG) was not only an active Ham, he was active in what was then called Civil Defense, and Volunteer Fire Fighter. My Mother (WA2YSH) also got her ticket and remains involved today.

Given this community oriented family it is no surprise I have volunteered to work with the Kitsap County Alternate Communication System and have become a member of US Army MARS.

Closer to home, my wonderful and supportive wife has gotten 'bitten by the bug' and has gotten her Technician license (KF7AWC). While studying for her test, our oldest son began to pick up on the concepts! He has taken the test twice now with admirable results, and we'll be helping him study this summer!

Recently I have begun quite a bit of experimentation with Packet Radio. I currently have the only Radio Message Server in Kitsap County on VHF. The hope is to spur more interest in this means of communication and increase awareness of how it can be of use in an emergency.

The next great adventure I have begun is in the arena of US Army MARS. As if I didn't have enough things to do I assumed the position as Washington State Army MARS Director in January 2010.

For those that do not know, MARS isn't only our neighboring red planet; in the world of Amateur Radio it now stands for Military Auxiliary Radio System. We support the Armed Services, Federal and State Agencies in providing auxiliary communications methods by digital and voice means in times of emergency. More information is available on our WA State Army MARS Website.

As time permits I will be posting more information, so check back often!

Last update: January 11, 2011

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