When off the air, I serve as Dean of the B.A. Degree Completion Program in Liberal Studies at Antioch University Seattle. I am honored to work with a very talented faculty and staff team -- and our great students! If you are interested in completing your interdisciplinary BA degree (or know of someone with interest), contact me. We have students of all ages, disciplines and originating from many parts of the world, coming to AUS for their studies. Join us! Fellow (or aspiring) hams cordially invited to apply! :)
I earned my Novice and General Class amateur radio licenses in 1990 (during Solar Cycle 22) thanks to great training classes led by W3WN (then-WN3VAW) at the Community College of Allegheny County (in Pittsburgh, PA), then my Advanced Class license in 1991, and eventually earned my Amateur Extra Class license in March, 2010. I am also presently licensed in Japan as JO4FND.
My station is capable of (and typically operating on) 100% solar power via my 520-watt Kyocera PV system, since 2007.
Riley (our cat) and I monitor many HF, VHF, and UHF freq's, and can typically be found on the 20, 40, 80 and 160 meter bands, within CW portions and on / around 14.250, 7.150,3.777 and 1.843 MHz, on the W7AW repeater at 441.800 MHz (Tone: 141.3hz) in west Seattle, and the K7PP repeater system at 443.400 MHz (Tone: 123hz) across western Washington. And, via DSTAR on various reflectors.Look for me on "Last Heard" at DSTARusers.org.
BTW, for DSTAR, since December 2012, I've been using two nifty Raspberry Pi computers to support my 70cm DVAP and other digitial modes. Weighing in at about 2 ounces and using only a few watts of (solar) power, they demonstrate that a few milliamperes of continuous operation can go many miles (or kilometers)! :)
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