I was first licensed in 2018 and have tried to involve myself in as many facets of the hobby as I can find. My main interest in DX'ing and I also enjoy working portable with POTA. You may even hear me on the occasional satellite.
Andy Mitchell VA3CW
Andy Mitchell, VA3CW, as an eleven year old Boy Scout, participated with his small troop in Boy Scout Jamboree on the Air, in 1974. This exposure changed the course of Andy’s life, profession, and interests. Getting on the air and working DX are the simple ham radio pastimes that contribute to his free time enjoyment.
Anthony Luscre K8ZT
A prolific operator, Anthony also maintains websites k8zt.com & ZTlearn.com, writes for CQ Magazine & On All Bands Blog from DX Engineering and developed an ARRL online Contesting course. A frequent speaker for club presentations (over 250 sessions in last three years, including 9 for QSO Today Expos). Serves as ARRL Ohio Section Youth Coordinator.
Barbaros Asuroglu WB2CBA
My name is Barbaros Asuroglu aka Barb as my friends call me. By profession I am a Civil/Structural Engineer with a passion for microcontrollers and designing my own rigs. I got my first amateur radio licence in 1985 from Turkey. Currently I am living in NJ/USA and holding WB2CBA as my callsign and licenced in US. All of my QSOs on my QRZ logbook are performed with my own design rigs which puts a happy smile on my face!:)
Until 2019 I was more active on VHF/UHF bands of amateur radio with little interest in HF bands. I was more into amateur radio satellite communication and into OSCAR sats. In 2019 when I was searching for a long distance communication method for High Altitude Balloons I found WSPR and Digital modes on HF which changed my ham enthusiasm towards HF from VHF/UHF. On infamous March 2020 Covid-19 Lockdown I decided to design my own SOTA/POTA rig for working on Digital modes especially on FT8 and FT4 while backpacking.
I published some of my design projects and QRP SOTA rigs in
Baris Dinc TA7W / OH2UDS
I am an electronics engineer in hamradio hobby since 1984. My callsign is TA7W/OH2UDS. I am bringing all my experience in communications into hamradio community by developing or supporting opensource harrdware/software projects. In this session I will present the Digital HF QRP Transceiver Design principles with my old friend WB2CBA Barbaros Asuroglu who is the designer of this tiny transceiver.
Brandin Hess WL1B
I am a disabled and medically retired United States Army veteran who served his country honorably. I would do it all over again if I was physically able to. I was first licensed in the amateur radio service in April 2015 and by August 2015 earned my Amateur Extra class license. Immediately after my Amateur Extra class license posted in the database I filed my application to become a Volunteer Examiner. Since then, I haven't stopped. I am Founder and President for the Aurora Amateur Radio Group, Inc. which is based in Alaska. I served as Chairman for the Anchorage ARC VEC from June 2019 through December 2020. I have been serving as Chairman for the Aurora ARG VE Program (URL: ) since December 2020. Remote testing with our home grown platform has been incredibly gratifying. It gives me an opportunity to give back in a very fulfilling way.
Bruce Perens K6BP
Bruce Perens K6BP is one of the founders of the Open Source movement in software, and also founder of No-Code International, which successfully lobbied worldwide to eliminate the Morse Code test for an Amateur Radio license. The number of CW operators on the air increased once that was done.
Corey Ruth KD3CR
An Amateur Extra-class ham living in a suburban HOA. I love to work the world with 100W or less and neighbors being none the wiser.
Dan Romanchik KB6NU
Dan Romanchik, KB6NU, is the Communications Manager for Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), a private foundation that promotes and supports amateur radio by funding amateur radio and educational projects. Dan is also the author of the "No Nonsense" amateur radio license study guides and teaches amateur radio classes. He blogs about amateur radio at KB6NU.Com
Dan Marler K7REX
Founder of RATPAC; Radio Amateur Training Planning and Activities Committee.
RATPAC comprises Amateur Radio Operators of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Together, we host nationwide Amateur Radio Zoom presentations twice a week, Wednesdays on general radio topics, and Thursdays on amateur radio emergency communications. The topics are selected from audience recommendations and the planning committee then seeks topic experts or discussion panel members. The presentation audience consists of thousands of amateur radio operators worldwide who participate directly in the Zoom sessions or with video links of the presentation and related documentation sent out after each session.
Dave Jensen W7DGJ
Dave Jensen has been licensed since the mid-60's but has recently come back strong to a hobby that he neglected for many years. Dave has been a contributor to the Ham Radio hobby in his written equipment reviews for journals like CQ. In addition, he's authored a blog for the world's leading scientific journal, SCIENCE, for more than 20 years. Dave was recently interviewed by Eric at QSO Today to tell his story. In his day job, he is an executive recruiter and marketing consultant for CareerTrax Inc. out of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dave Slotter W3DJS
Dave Slotter is a general class ham radio operator with ARRL life membership in the United States of America and is an advocate for 50-50 shared parenting of children after divorce. He is also the curator of HamPi and HamPC.
Dave resides in Dacula, GA, USA with his wife and their two rescue dogs and volunteers in the community in many ways, least of which is involvement in Georgia ARES and Gwinnett ARES.
David Horvath KB3RIJ
´David is an IT Professional who has worked with various platforms since the 1980’s with a variety of development and analysis tools.
´He has presented at various workshops and seminars in Australia, France, the US, Canada, and Oxford England (about the British Author Nevil Shute).
´He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University and a Masters in Organizational Dynamics from UPENN. He achieved the Certified Computing Professional designation with honors.
´Most of his career has been in consulting (although recently he has been in-house) in the Philadelphia PA area. He is currently in Data Analytics "Engineering" at a Regional Bank.
´He has several books to his credit (none radio related) and has been an Adjunct Instructor covering IT topics.
´David held a Third Class Radio Telephone license in High School and received Technician and General Amateur licenses the same day in 2008/
Dino Papas KLØS
Amateur Extra-class licensee and ARRL Life Member Dino Papas, KLØS, has been an Amateur Radio operator for over 53 years. He holds a BSEE degree from the University of California at Davis and a Master’s of Engineering Management from George Washington University. Dino retired as a colonel after 26 years active duty in the US Army where he served as a Infantry officer. His wife Toby, KLØSS, is also a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, an Extra-class licensee and ARRL Life Member, and both are members of the ARRL Maxim Society. Dino and Toby most recently both served as president of the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club, in Williamsburg, VA. Dino is a frequent contributor to QST, On the Air and other ham publications and has been awarded two QST Cover Plaque Awards for his articles in QST magazine. You can reach Dino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Millar K6JEY
Doug started as KN6JEY in 1957. He has been active on almost all the bands from 160m to 122GHz. He has worked in metrology and wrote the 26th chapte of the ARRL handbook (1995-2014).. His current focus is on microwave projects.
Drew Dasher N1ER
Drew (N1ER) currently lives in the great state of Texas and works for MD Anderson, playing his small part in trying to make cancer history. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, writing, reffing soccer, and playing radio. POTA is his favorite part of amateur radio and can be found at parks all around with his KX2 and AlexLoop in tow. He also volunteers with the Aurora Amateur Radio Group (AARG) as a VE, with oversight from the W4VEC group, in conducting fully remote amateur license tests around the world.
Evan Kauffman KC8EK
Evan was initially licensed in June 2020 and lives in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He has many interests throughout ham radio, including digital modes, CW, antenna building, DXing, and serving as a volunteer examiner. Some of his recent involvements have been with the Bellefontaine High School Amateur Radio Club, where he served as founding president, and the ARISS program, where helped coordinate a space station contact at his high school.
George Zafiropoulos KJ6VU
I have been a ham since 1972. I have a wide variety of radio interests including home brewing, QRP, and repeater building. My current station is a Flex 6400, an Elecraft K3, and a modest 6 band vertical (6BTV) and several QRP rigs. My favorite mode is HF CW and can be found on DMR talk group 31075.
I am the co-host of the Ham Radio Workbench Podcast. You can listen to over 100 episodes of our show on any podcast player or directly from our web site at [https://www.hamradioworkbench.com](https://www.hamradioworkbench.com/)
I was honored to be interviewed by Eric 4Z1UG on his QSO Today podcast. You can here my story here
Gerhard Spangenberg KF4GGK
In the 60's designed Analog Industrial Control sytems using Operational Amplifiers. Devised inductive spike supression for solenoids used in the Moon Shot (Zero Defects Partricipant) at Marotta Valve Coporation. Reseach and Development Engineer at Clemson University and Michelin Americas Research Corporation. Educated industry employees while director of the Applied Microelectronics Center of South Carolina. Am using Amateur Radio for keeping my mind alive and to enjoy the socializing.
Graduated from working.
Glen Popiel KW5GP
Glen Popiel, KW5GP, has been in ham radio since 1973. He is the author of ARRL’s “Arduino for Ham Radio” series, along with “High Speed Multimedia for Amateur Radio". He is also a frequent contributor to QST magazine and a co-host on the weekly W5KUB.com webcast. By day, he is a Network Engineer and Technology Consultant for HTC Global and has worked in the computer and electronics field for over 45 years.
Greg Algieri WA1JXR
First licensed as WN1JXR in 1967. Amateur Radio lead me to pursue a career in Electrical Engineering, earning BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Univ. of R.I. I have worked for Raytheon Co. on RADAR Systems for 42 years as a Senior Principal RF/uW Design Engineer. Retired end 2019.
ARRL Western Mass. Section, Assistant Section Manager
ARRL Western Mass. Section, Section Technical Coordinator / Specialist
Long Island CW Club Leader for the “Doctor Is In” Forum and Co-Leader for the “Antenna” Forum
I’m not a Contester or chase DX, but just a “Rag Chew” QSO operator.
I’m mostly a CW Operator, enjoy QRP Operation. One of the founding members of the NE QRP Club.
I also enjoy refurbishing and operating the old “hollow state” boat anchor tube rigs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s.
Enjoy teaching ham radio license classes and giving talks and seminars on Antennas, Transmission Lines, and Antenna Modeling, Circuit Modeling and Vector Network Analyzer antenna measurements.
Enjoy exposing new Ham operators to CW. The first digital mode!
73’s Greg WA1JXR dit dit
John Portune W6NBC M0GCK
Native of Los Angeles, CA.
Licensed 1965: WB6ZCT, M0GCK (UK).
Extra 1972: W6NBC.
Commercial Licenses: GROL, General Radio Telegraph.
Bachelor’s degree Physics, Oregon State University 1960.
Career (Retired) TV broadcast television instructor, KNBC Ch 4 Los Angeles, Sony Broadcast, San Francisco.
Ham magazine author: QST (30 articles to date).
Five QST Cover Plaque Awards.
100+ ongoing free Zoom radio club presentations including 3 QSO Today Expos.
Active on HF, VHF, UHF – SSB, FM, digital modes, ham satellites.
Steam railroading, pipe organ and sushi enthusiast. Married KF6OEB
email@example.com, website: w6nbc.com (free Zoom club topics list)
John Leonardelli VE3IPS
John Leonardelli VE3IPS/VE3IQ has been a ham since 1975. His SWL and high school ham radio interest led him to pursue an electrical engineering career and degrees in Communications and Telecommunications technology.
As a member of the Metro Amateur Radio Club, John obtained his basic and advanced license. John's primary interests in ham radio include: Building ham-related gadgets and antennas (he has a well-equipped electronics lab at home), restoring boat anchor radios, QRP, contesting, portable and mobile HF operation with a focus on Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air. John is also active from 51 to 1296 Mhz with a portable rover set up used in the various VHF contests typically from high points in the province. John manages the Ontario SOTA section, Toronto Baofeng Users Group as well as the Toronto QRP Society and is active in teaching radio classes as well as being a volunteer examiner. John is involved with the York Region Amateur radio Club in various management/board roles and is passionate about increasing member’s participation in activities. The past few years has been growing the hobby at the Youth level with Boy Scouts and Venturer Scouts getting licensed and participating in JOTA.
Katherine Campbell KE8LQR
Katie Campbell, KE8LQR has been licensed since age 10 in 2019. She got her extra at age 11 in June of 2019, and has been active on HF ever since. She is the YLRL youth representative, as well as the Assistant Youth Section Coordinator for Ohio. She also teaches the intermediate and advanced kids classes for the Long Island CW Club, is the president of her school's radio club, and is a very active member of YACHT.
Ken Wells NM9P
Ken Wells, NM9P, was first licensed as WN9OAG in 1974 as a Freshman in High School, upgrading about a year later to Tech as WB9OAG, then to General and advanced in 1978, as a freshman in college. He has held the Extra Class call, NM9P, since 1986.
Over the past 48 years, Ken has sampled most aspects of the hobby -- rag chewing, DXing, contesting, QRP, homebrew radios, antenna design and building, packet radio, CW, RTTY, Digital Modes, SSTV, ESSB, mobile & portable operation, satellite, storm spotting, public service comms, repeater building, and more, just about everything but moonbounce!
He has confirmed 253 DXCC countries via LOTW - all low power, has DXCC on 8 bands, and WAS on 9 bands.
His current passion is Software Defined Radio and has been using FlexRadios for almost 10 years.
He is a retired United Methodist pastor with 36 year's experience, and has since worked for FlexRadio for three years as a Support Technician.
Liam Gazeley KI5JXQ
Liam Gazeley, KI5JXQ has been an amateur radio operator for a little over 2 years now and currently holds a general class license. He has done a wide range of activities inside the hobby including, HF, balloon launches, digital modes and building various radios. He is a member of YACHT and participates in the Long Island CW Club kids classes. Outside of radio, Liam is a member of Scouts BSA.
Lou Dietrich N2TU
An avid DX'er, attaining Top of The Honor Roll and Ten Band DXCC.
I need one more on RTTY (BS7) and one more on CW (P5) to have "Worked Them All!" CW, SSB and Digital.
Also, I like to chase IOTA and DXCC Band Fills (Challenge).
Mark Smith N6MTS
Mark Smith, aka Smitty, has been a ham since high school, getting his Technician license in 1992. He's given presentations at DEF CON, BayCon, QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo, and several ham clubs. He likes building radios more than using them. He recently (January 2022) started Halibut Electronics, a company building Amateur Radio and Audiophile electronics products and kits.
Mark Persons W0MH
Mark Persons W0MH was first licensed in 1962. He spent 44 years as a radio broadcast engineering contractor building twelve new radio stations and updating countless others along the way.
Matt Youngblood KD5FGE
Matt started with FlexRadio in January 2008 and has managed various functions in the company over the years including sales, business development, marketing, operations, finance and even user interface design for FlexRadio products. Matt received his B.A. in Business Management from Texas A&M University in 2007 and his M.B.A. from Baylor University in 2013, graduating top of his class.
Michael Burnette AF7KB
Michael Burnette, AF7KB, is the author and narrator of the Fast Track series of ham radio license learning systems and supporting publications.
Michael Walker VA3MW
Mike has been an active Amateur since 1974 and loves every minute of it. From Repeaters, HF, HF Contesting, Satellites and starting is currently tinkering in EME digital modes. He loves HF Station integration, remote HF operation and currently represents FlexRadio Systems with the Marketing and Education team.
Michelle Thompson W5NYV
Michelle enjoys thinking and doing. Not necessarily in that order.
Mike Ritz W7VO
Mike is a forty-year** **plus Life Member and Diamond Club member of the ARRL, and was first licensed in 1974 as WN6HKP. He is a past President of the Willamette Valley DX Club, and is trustee for the Columbia River DX Club. In November 2018 he was elected Director for the ARRL Northwestern Division, and in January 2020 was elected Vice President of the ARRL Foundation.
Mitch Stern W1SJ
In my 53 years in ham radio, my first love is teaching everyone about the technology available to us. In between that, I'm an active contester, DXer and also find time to do public service events.
Mooneer Salem K6AQ
Mooneer Salem (K6AQ) has been a ham since the early 2000s. Mooneer is is a software engineer by trade specializing in medical devices, and has helped develop and maintain the FreeDV project since 2020. He has contributed code to and developed several other open source projects, including a Web based magnetic loop controller and to Winlink. When not developing software, Mooneer typically monitors 14.236 MHz for FreeDV traffic or other digital modes such as FT8 or JS8Call.
Paul Williamson KB5MU
Paul Williamson, KB5MU, has been a ham since 1977, and has worked in the communications field doing digital hardware and embedded software engineering since 1984.
Pierre Deliou W4CKX
Pierre obtained his first license in France, in 1998 as F4CKX while being a physics major at the university. He holds a Masters degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the _Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts & Métiers_, Paris. He permanently moved to the Atlanta area in the USA in 2007 where he lives with his wife and 2 children. After a long hiatus, he re-joined the hobby in 2020 as W4CKX with a focus on emergency communications. He is the lead architect of Ribbit, a new digital text messaging mode for VHF/UHF communications.
Reinier van der Lee W6WYN
Reinier van der Lee held callsigns in the Netherlands (PE1CMJ, PA3DJM), Austria (OE3ILU), and is now living in Southern California wine country where he holds the call W6WYN. Reinier is an author of 20 patents for wireless charging, and is now "saving the world" with his company automating farm irrigation.
REX Harper W1REX
Rex Harper, W1REX, is the owner and operator of QRP ME, a Maine based kit company. He started his career in electronics as a young boy learning from his dad, everything from radios to TVs and more. He was a field service engineer for Texas Instruments and later went out on his own opening a computer store. Sales and service was his focus. A QRP-ARCI “Hall of Fame” recipient, Rex is well known around the world for his tuna-tin canned kits.
Ria Jairam N2RJ
Ria Jairam, N2RJ has been licensed 25 years and 21 years as a US Extra class licensee. She has most recently been involved in power systems design including consulting for home energy storage and renewable energy startups.
Robert Glorioso W1IS
Extra Class, BSEE, MS, PhD, Fellow IEE, Board PART of Westford, MA, HAM Club, Author or co-author several articles in QST and CQ starting 1962. Co-author book, “Wire Antennas 160m to 70cm, Concepts, Theory and Application.” with Bob, KC1DSQ.
Robert Rose KC1DSQ
Bob Rose, KC1DSQ, got his BSEE in 1969 at University of Maryland. He worked at Raytheon on signal processing for fire control radars and large phased array radars. He then went to Digital Equipment Corp where he worked on graphics and multimedia chips and software and Alpha CPUs. Then, he went to Intel where he worked on several generations of XEON cpu chips, primarily doing power management.
He got his technician license upon his retirement in 2015 and upgraded to general and extra class in one VE session in 2017. He wanted to stay involved in technology in retirement, so he began learning about designing antennas. He participates in the local ARES net and operates primarily on SSB and FT8 on
Rod Hardman VA3ON
Rod is passionate about various aspects of the Amateur Radio hobby, including Digital, QRP, DSTAR and Raspberry Pi experimentation. Annual Dayton Pilgrim. He stands in the rain for deserving ARES events. He is a terrible contester. He promises he will _someday_ learn The Code.
Professionally, Rod is a Product Manager leading a team of software developers in an Agile framework. He builds cool, useful products. He once designed / built Windows based PCs, clustered servers and networking products for HP in Cupertino. He now uses Macs exclusively.
Roland Smith K7OJL
Roland was inspired by Sputnik to get his ham radio license as a novice in 1959. He is an Amateur Extra Class license holder in the United States. Roland is an active "little pistol" contester, chases special event stations, and enjoys portable operations. He is a CW Academy advisor and holds two Fundamental (formerly Basic) Morse code classes each semester.
Scott Rosenfeld N7JI
Scott, N7JI, was licensed in Maryland in 1984 at age 15, and has been continuously active on the air. He is an avid DXer, contester, QRP operator, and CW enthusiast. He has been a VE since 1986, and was very active with his club at the University of Maryland, from which he holds two degrees in electrical engineering. He works as an electrical and controls engineer for a factory automation company.
Scott is trustee of the Valley Radio Club of Oregon, VP of Willamette Valley DX Club, and the "7 Victor" QSL bureau card sorter. He founded the Eugene Science Center ham radio station in 2014, and in 2021, wrote a successful $16,000 ARDC grant proposal for upgrading the station. He is a registered ARRL license instructor, and has taught many license and Morse Code classes over the past 6 years.
In 2021, three people - Scott, his daughter Hannah, W7HER, and Dean Walton, N7DPW - formed Ducks on the Air, returning ham radio to the University of Oregon after 96 years. The club holds the callsign N7DUX, and Scott is their technical advisor. He also, with the support of N7DUX and many hams around Oregon, organized the commemorative special event for the World Athletics Championships, held at the University of Oregon in July, 2022.
Shirley Dulcey KE1L
I have been a ham for over 50 years now; I got my first license while in junior high. Currently my main ham radio activity is QRP operation in the field, and building equipment for that use. I'm a member of the New England QRP Club.
Stephen Houser N1SH
A technology professional and computer science professor working and teaching operating systems, data communication networks, software development, and more. Maker, tinkerer, builder, thinker working in code, electronics, radio, metal, wood, and whatever else I can find!
Stephen Hicks N5AC
Steve Hicks joined FlexRadio Systems in 2008. As CTO and Vice President of Engineering, Steve is responsible for all aspects of the company’s product development and product strategy. Steve brings over 22 years of technology experience having held posts at a number of companies including Rockwell/Collins, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Texas Instruments as well as his own software and consulting businesses. Steve has been a licensed operator since 1977 and currently holds an Extra Class license. He is a life member of the ARRL, Central States Microwave Society and the Texas VHF-FM Society. He has also previously held the post of President of the North Texas Microwave Society. In addition, Steve was awarded the Mini Circuits Annual Award for Design Achievement in 2008. Steve received his BSEE from Texas A&M University and an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Sterling Mann N0SSC
Sterling is a diligent advocate for youth in amateur radio. He currently serves as the IARU Region 2 Liaison for Youth, is a co-founder of Youth on the Air (YOTA) in IARU Region 2, and previously a Youth Editor for the ARRL. He spends more time engaging with and advocating for young people in ham radio than actually spending on the air, but believes the work to get more young, diverse people into our ranks, and educate our "old guard" on ways to be more welcoming, inclusive, and friendly to newcomers is an imperative to the future of our great hobby and service.
Steve Bennion W7DJ
Steve was first licensed in 1961 in Portland Oregon. Now an Extra Class, lives in Glendale, AZ.
Steve Kennedy VK6SJ
I was first licensed when I was almost 15 years old in early 1981 as VK6NSK, whilst living in the remote Pilbara region of Western Australia. Since then I have held the callsigns VK2PVP, VK6UE, VK8DX, VK8SK, VK6RK, VK2SJK and since 2013,VK6SJ. I also hold the contest operation only callsign VK6B.
The hobby has introduced me to a very fullfilling career in commercial radio, beginning with an apprenticeship as a radio technician in the Royal Australian Navy, then in a variety of technical and management roles ever since, always around the radio industry and now owner and operator of a radio communications business, Future Systems (also trading as DX Radio Systems) that includes among other things a Flex Radio Dealership. We also have dealerships with Codan, Icom, Hustler, Benelec, 4O3A and we have our own brand of antennas manufactured in China.
I live in Midvale, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. I'm married with three grown up kids all flown the coup.
Suad Čobo E79SUA
Suad Čobo is an 18-year-old operator from Bosnia and Herzegovina. He first engaged in amateur radio activities in 2018, and now holds a CEPT N license. Suad currently has the position of Information Technology Coordinator in the Emergency Communications Network of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RMZO BiH), which operates under the Amateur Radio Association in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARAuBiH). He represented E7 in many amateur radio events, including the IARU Region 1 YOTA Summer Camp in Karlovac, Croatia in 2022.
Ted Robinson K1QAR
Old guy who fixes radios. 60 years ham antenna experience, 20 years building magnetic loops.
Thomas Henderson WD5AGO
Thomas Henderson, WD5AGO, is Tulsa Community College's interem dean fo the School of Engineering and Applied Technology and Associate Professor of Electronics. He enjoys hands on learning and projects.
Tim Ellison W4TME
Tim Ellison, W4TME is an Extra class operator and has been licensed since 1975. Tim has worked with FlexRadio for over 11 years in various capacities and is currently the Customer Experience Manager. Tim's ham radio interest covers a broad spectrum of activities including digital modes, DXing, causal contesting, satellites, and station building. His favorite band to operate on is 6m.
Tony Long KC6QHP
First licensed before he was a teenager, Tony built his first 10 GHz radio before graduating high school and studied electrical engineering, earning both a BS and MS.
The first decade of his career was spent designing RF components, circuits, and systems from chip level on up, to over 100 GHz. Since then he has been building makerspaces, runs an innovation program, and scouts for startups for a major defense contractor.
Tony's principal hobby these days is raising his two future hams, aged 1 and 5.
On the ham bands, Tony is mostly active on his workbench where he builds microwave radios (so far covering all bands from 10-122 GHz). When not building radios he can be found trying to get his astrophotography rig working in the light polluted skies of urban Southern Calift.
Vince d'Eon VE6LK
I am an Accredited Examiner in Canada and the USA. If you need a Canadian or American Amateur remote examination, [I can help you out](http://ve6lk.com/ham-radio-remote-examinations/).
[My webpage](http://www.ve6lk.com/) has more about me and the hobby. I licensed in 2002 but have been interested in Ham Radio since 1969. I love HF mobile and doing community service events / ARES callouts. It is much more interesting for me to work mobile with 100W than to work at a 'big-gun' station (but the Big Gun stations are fun once in a while :) While holding this callsign I also had VE3LKV from 07/2007 to 09/2012. In 2014 I went from zero to Extra and earned my US callsign, AI7LK.
Information on the 2013 High River Alberta floods and my leadership in the Ham Radio response [is located here](http://ve6lk.com/home/how-field-day-became-a-reality-the-story-of-the-high-river-flood-of-2013/). Once a year my buddy VE6TD and I teach a Ham Rado Basic course here in town.
If you hear me mobile I'm in 2005 Ford F350 Turbo Diesel pickup truck. [I documented the install of antennas](http://ve6lk.com/about/jetta-hf-antenna-improvement-project/) in my former VW Jetta as pictures and how-to seemed to be in short supply at the time; I miss the car and I worked 6 continents from it within 6 months of doing the [HF antenna improvement project](http://ve6lk.com/about/jetta-hf-antenna-improvement-project/). My antennas and radios move from one vehicle [(or the RV)](http://ve6lk.com/projects/camping-portable-antenna-setups/) to the next quite easily thanks to Anderson Powerpoles and BNC connectors. On HF you may hear me occasionally from home running voice or digital modes. Where's Vince at now? Find me on [APRS](http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FVE6LK-12&timerange=3600&tail=3600).
In my mobiles, I run Yaesu FT-857D with Yaesu ATAS-120A at 100W. The ATAS has been modified with a longer whip, and this allows for improved coverage on all bands, however I cannot use it for 6m with a whip this long. I also run Yaesu FT-8900 with a Diamond SR-7900 dual band. APRS tracker is a 250mW TX and a Byonics TinyTrak4.
[In my Fifth wheel RV](http://ve6lk.com/projects/camping-portable-antenna-setups/), I run Yaesu FT-857D at 100W along with a Yaesu FT-8800. I use a military-style 30' push-up mast to support my antennas while in the field. The RV is equipped with 640W of Solar panels, 500Ah of AGM battery and a 3000W inverter. I am fortunate to own two sets of FT-857D radios along with a pair of FT-88/8900. These are mounted on aluminum platforms in pairs giving me 3 VFOs covering all bands. One is mounted in the vehicle I'm driving at the time and the other is on standby in my Go Kit for either an ARES callout or for setting up in my RV.
In my home, I run a Yaesu FT-450D at 100W and a Yaesu FT-8900 dual band 70cm/2m radio. The FT-450D is connected to a ~~Cushcraft AV5 ground mounted vertical (10-15-20-40-80)~~ Zerofive 43' multiband vertical (Sept '21) and a ~~20-40-80m Fan Dipole~~ Chameleon CHA Emcomm II end-fed (Sept '21) via a LDG AT-200Pro II tuner, and the FT-8900 to a dual band collinear at about 35'/10m. Plans are perpetually underway for a larger antenna farm.
In my home I house one of the two testing labs for the [Foothills Amateur Radio Society](http://www.fars.ca/) where I am learning about repeaters, cavities and controllers. Thanks to my elmers VE6TD and VE6LG who support me in my pursuit of this interest. I am the trustee of the VE6VPD repeater located in Aldersyde AB 145.470-, and the VE6LK portable repeater at 145.110-.
From time to time you'll hear me on-air as AI7LK while travelling in the United States.
Zhemin Zhang KD2TAI
Hisen, KD2TAI, officially known as Zhemin Zhang, is the president of the W2SZ college amateur radio club at RPI. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science dual Computer and Systems Engineering, focusing on digital communication and AI technologies. He has been an Amateur Extra class operator since 2022.