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, November 2, 2010
Ok, that was spooky...
I was using Morse Runner tonight as a warm-up for the ARRL November Sweepstakes, when, out of the blue, I'm "called" by the fellow who gave me my novice exam 36 years ago - Jim, WA8RCN. I think VE3NEA (Morse Runner's author) must have added mind-reading capability to his code.
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.