So Who Is This MIP Guy Anyway?


Well, I was a native of southern California (for whatever that's worth), born in 1959 in Los Angeles County. I was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, developing an interest in electronics and two-way radio during the halcyon days of "Citizens Band" in the early 70s. That stuck with me as I graduated from Rio Hondo Community College in 1983 with an Associate of Science degree in Electronics. I went to work with Hewlett Packard in 1979, and have been working in electronics and telecommunications ever since. In the mid-80s I was talked into getting a ham license by some friends of mine, and obtained my original Novice rating in 1985. This turned out to be a fortuitous event which has shaped my career growth since then. By 1988 I was building FM repeaters for myself and others, and in 1992 I tested for and was granted a General Radiotelephone Operators License with Radar Endorsement, issued by the Federal Communications Commission.

I have worked for several different outfits, chief among them was Hewlett Packard, the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. I retired from MWD in May of 2020. When I recently (2021) became a resident of the State of Oregon, I reluctantly ended a 30+ year volunteer service with CalOES as a member of their Communications Reserve Unit.

These days my wife (K6BAB) and I call Talent, Oregon, home. I plan to continue to pursue my hobbies of amateur radio (I now hold a General Class license), overlanding / off-road adventuring, and digital photography.

I am a member of the Cactus Intertie and the Peak Radio Association.


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