I grew up in Troy NY tinkering with electronics, R/C cars and computers. So when a friend introduced me to amateur radio in high school it seemed to be a good fit with my interests. I was first licensed in 1992 as KB2OCA, but shed that call in 1993 after earning my Advanced license. The RPI radio club (W2SZ) was in town and influenced some of the early experiences I had in amateur radio. This included participation in the 1993 September VHF QSO party as a rover (an experience that shaped some of my current radio interests). I attended RIT for several years in the 1990s and enjoyed operating the K2GXT club station and attending the hamfests. Coming back into the hobby in 2013 was exciting as technology had come a long way compared to my Yaesu FT-101EE I had in the attic. As my career has moved away from technical areas and toward management functions, the hobby provides a much needed outlet for the "tinkering" I once enjoyed. In addition to the Rochester VHF Group forums, feel free to visit my blog at kf2mr.wordpress.com to read about current projects and events. On the VHF and above bands, I am active on 50 - 1296 MHz as well as 10 GHz.
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