My interest in ham radio began when I was eight years old. By age 13, I had passed the FCC Novice license test, followed by the General license a few months later. Fascination with radio led me to a life-long career in commercial broadcasting that I am still engaged in more than half a century later.
In the late 1960's, I served in the US Navy as part of the Naval Security Group, training at Corry Field in Pensacola (WA4ECY) and was deployed in the field of communications intellegence at the Naval Communications Center in Kamiseya, Japan (KA2KS).
After my time in the Navy, my broadcast radio career took me to Honolulu for eight years, then to San Francisco and eventually to my current home in Sonoma County, California.
I am currently Chief Technical Officer and part owner of Results Radio, LLC, a commercial broadcast company with 13 radio stations located in Sacramento, Yuba City, Chico and Redding, California.
First and formost, I am a DX'er with 340 DXCC entities confirmed. I am also an avid contester with main interest in RTTY contesting. You will hear me in DX pile-ups, The ARRL RTTY Roundup, NAQP all modes and WPX all modes. During WPX events, I use the callsign WQ6K. ARRL Field Day is one of my favorite operating events.
All QSO's are confirmed via LoTW or direct with SASE.
I am a former member of the Board of Directors of the Northern California Contest Club, past president of the Redwood Empire DX Association and currently serve as REDXA's Field Day chair.