Mike was licensed in 1974 and has always loved technology. His first ‘real’ job with IBM working on an actual Tube computer that had 64,000 tubes in NORAD that was 600ft underground at the height of the cold war. Mike started HF contesting in the early ’90s and loved it. However, that didn’t stop him from also learning more about RF, especially FM and repeaters. He has always loved ham radio and all the parts of Ham radio. HF, FM, Satellite, and lately how to build a better remote HF station. Over the past 15 years, he has worked continuously to improve his HF remote station. Mike saw the writing on the wall, aka, the next great thing, when the world moved to Software Defined Radio and how that would shape the future. Over the past 5+ years, he has been involved with FlexRadio Systems in a variety of roles including inside sales, customer education, and marketing, and loving it and all the amazing people at the company.