I was first licensed in 1967 as WN4EXQ, but my circumstances changed, so I got back into ham radio in 1983, thanks to K6XN and the internet. I got a HF license in 1995, primarily to operate in the UK using an HT, but didn't really operate HF until 1997, when I discovered the digital modes, thanks to an old friend K6RFM. I've operated in many RTTY contests since then, and have 150 countries on RTTY. I've held M0BPI, VP5/N6TQS, VP9/N6TQS, VK4BPI, and operated RTTY from the Isle of Man on my own, and Clipperton Island as part of the FO0AAA crew. I'm a retired engineer, live in Oakland California, read a lot, especially science fiction. I've been married since 1995 and my partner, Lyn, KD6HXY, is finishing a doctrate in public health at UC.