A blog about my Ham Radio Contesting, most of which is from my modest station in Silicon Valley, CA, and some of which is from the shacks of generous hams who have let me guest op.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I got Conway Reef (3D20CR) tonight on 40 CW, on the 3rd or 4th call. I really wasn't expecting to hear my callsign come back, since the Desecheo and Glorioso DXPeditions were such busts for me, so I'm pretty excited. Thanks to the good ops on the island for hearing my 100w and dipole!
I'm a software engineer with VMware in Palo Alto, CA. I've been a licensed amateur radio operator since 1975, with previous callsigns of WN8YVI, WB8YVI, and KC8ES. I got (re)bitten by the contest bug in November 2008, and am working on upgrading my station. I also like to build weird musical instruments out of microcontrollers.
Long ago, I was a trombonist (BMus 1984, University of Michigan) and played in the Saginaw Symphony and freelanced in the Detroit area.