Since first receiving my Novice license as a young High School student, Ham Radio has been a guiding light in many of my life’s career choices both civilian and military. I spent nearly 45 years combined working in various flavors of technical and engineering support for both the Federal Government, the Military, and working in Aerospace while in the private sector. I’ve traveled a good portion of both the world and this great country of ours primarily for the various positions which I’ve held over the years. Along the way I have been privileged to have met some truly amazing people in my travels. I have sought out advanced education aiming ever higher for that next rung on the ladder of life. I have tackled the various challenges of my professional life in the many complex systems I have been privy to work with, while passing my own lessons learned on to those just beginning the climb on their life’s ladder. But I still continue to enjoy the simple things of my personal life such as a relaxing ride on my Harley down a quiet back road, or a tall cold glass of ice tea while relaxing on my deck on a warm summers day. Now days being retired I have more time to explore and learn about this wonderful hobby of Ham Radio by building repeaters, exploring new technologies in communications, teaching others, and meeting more amazing folks on the airways. It’s been an absolutely incredible ride which I deeply cherish. I wish you well on your own wonderful journey my friend, for I’m still enjoying mine….