Who am I? I have been a ham since 1994. I first started out as a DX hound, but
then got drawn into the digital world--especially RTTY and Pactor. My radio interest goes
back even further, to probably the early or mid-eighties. That's when I first got interested
in SWL'ing, which later developed into a UTE monitoring interest with the gift of my first
radio capable of SSB reception (a Radio Shack DX440, which I still have). In 1992 I moved up
to the Drake R8 (still got that too). In 1993, my friends and I needed a cheap way to talk amongst ourselves
when were out and about, so I did spend some time on 11 meters. Luckily, my elmer, KK4MW, introduced
us to the capabilities of ham radio and that was that...I got my Tech Plus in June of '94 (callsign KE4MOB) and my Extra in
November of '94.
I graduated from Virginia Tech in 1992 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. I'm married and have two daughters,
a dog, a rabbit, and three cats. I currently am working for a telecommunications company in their
directory publishing division. I am also President of the Russell County Amateur Radio Club, our local
ham radio club. My other hobby is sailing...we own a 1982 Catalina 25 sloop.