I was first licensed as novice KN6SRZ in 1956, when I was twelve years old. I got my General in 1957 and spent my on-air time chasing DX with a Globe Scout, SX71, and low-hanging long wire. Later I discovered that chasing girls could also be fun so I sold my gear and bought a motor scooter. Except for a few months when I operated from W1ET--the Dartmouth College club station--I was inactive from 1962 until 1996.
Since rediscovering ham radio, I spend my time chasing DX (332 worked and 331 confirmed) and contesting. I prefer CW, but can also be found on SSB, RTTY, and PSK31. I don't have much space for antennas at my present QTH, but have managed to get onto the low bands by creative wire-stringing. I'm proudest of making DXCC on 80 meters to complete 5BDXCC.
In April 2004 I was part of the T33C (Banaba) DXpedition, operating CW and serving as expedition physician. I?ve also operated from Tarawa (T30CA) and Christmas Island (T32CK).
Im board certified in internal medicine. Prior to medical school, I earned a doctorate in botany at the University of Hawaii where my research helped track the distribution of toxic heavy metals in the Hawaiian environment.
I'm a member of the Northern California Contest Club, The Redwood Empire DX Association, and the East Bay Amateur Radio Club. I'm also the trustee for W6PZ (the call kindly granted by the family of the Late Fred Gallien), the Trinity County Contest Club. W6PZ goes on the air each October for the California QSO party. This year Ill have to observe the California Party from Kure!