This site is a continual work in progress. In these pages, I hope to provide visitors an overview of my hamradio interests as well as the progress and evolution of my knowledge, technical skills, and ham radio station.
I fully believe that a well-engineered station provides higher performance and more rewarding operating experiences. Additionally, the exercise of designing, building, maintaining and improving the station will increase the technical knowledge and hands-on abilities of the amateur who pursues such a task.
Herein readers will learn of my approach to the design challenges and implementation as I strive to build and maintain a high-performance amateur radio station geared toward contesting. The credit for most of the ideas incorporated in my station belongs to others who are far more technically advanced and skilled than I am. Rather, I have “stood on the shoulders of giants and taken the next step.” For me, summoning the courage back in 2008 to take the next step to building a bigger was of paramount importance. Many years have past and my confidence continues to grow, and that alone has enabled me to expand the technical limits of what I though was possible for me to accomplish.