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Started out working in Air Traffic Control Maintenance while in the Marine Corps. Did a short stint installing Muzak background music systems before getting my FCC 1st Class license and beginning a career as a two way radio technician. Currently, working for the State of Washington as a senior technician in one of six regional radio shops for the Department of Natural Resources.


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  • 01.25.2013
  • 6 famous people you may not know are engineers
  • Surprising to learn this about Jimmy Carter, especially after hearing him mispronounce the word "nuclear" in at least one of his speeches. You would think that people working in a field would, at least, be able to pronounce it, correctly.
  • 03.16.2017
  • 1st liquid-fueled rocket launches, March 16, 1926
  • Hi Michael, Goddard was such a hero of mine, as a young student, that I wrote a book report on his accomplishments. Back then, Goddard, Yeager, and Von Braun were our heros. Unfortunately, nowadays, kids care more about the public exploits of Lady Gaga...
  • 11.18.2016
  • The chip glitch
  • A "monetary reward"...count yourself lucky! Good job on your troubleshooting. It's often extremely difficult to get management to understand that manufacturing defects do, indeed, exist.
  • 10.29.2016
  • Halloween Robots: Trick or Treat?
  • A witch costume...OMG! Think of all the Wiccan followers you might have offended. The Supreme Court may be hearing of this.
  • 10.18.2016
  • Marketers talk funnier than ever
  • You want to see "funny"? Look at the ads in many audiophile magazines that describe things like "low phase distortion copper" and "passive preamps". I've also seen marketing for a "passive radar jammer"...that was a new one on me.
  • 09.20.2016
  • Insect and bird behavior is influenced by LED lights
  • Is this one of those studies where the investigators are trying to find facts to support their theories, rather than responding to an obvious change in the habits of these creatures? I wonder, sometimes. I remember the "studies" that showed notable increases in bird mortality around radio towers. However, in almost 40 years of maintaining high and low radio sites, I have yet to come across piles of dead bird carcasses...or even one, for that matter. Oh, I was wrong, the one bird carcass I DID fine was from a young chick that feel from the nest in a cable bridge.