About Me

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin in 2018. I started getting into ham radio in 2021 by playing with a RTL-SDR and HackRF One. I began by listening to broadcast WFM and quickly worked my way up to decoding NOAA satellite imagery and reverse engineering keyless entry remotes. I heard some digital RTTY and FT8 signals on the air and wanted to try decoding them. After learning they were coming from as far away as Japan and Australia, I wanted to start responding back. So, I began studying for my amateur radio license and scheduled my exam a few months later.

In January 2022 I took all three exams in Brenham, Texas with a great group of VEs and one other examinee from Round Rock who also passed their tech and general in the same session! I got very lucky and 18 days after getting my ticket, I received a 2×1 vanity call on my first attempt and have been AC5G ever since. In April 2022, I became an ARRL VE and then a W5YI team lead in March 2023. Currently I am a member of ARRL, AARC (W5KA) and OHARC (N5OAK). I enjoy designing and building electronics, making antennas and ARDF or “foxhunting” with the Oak Hill ARC.

Station Radios:

  • Icom IC-7300
  • Yaesu FTM-300D
  • Anytone D878UVII Plus

Station Antennas:

  • Tram 1411 discone
  • Tram 1480 2m/70cm
  • Homemade 40m EFHW

Other toys:

  • HackRF One with Portapack
  • Baofeng UV-5R
  • Byonics MicroFox2
  • Nagoya UV-72 mobile antenna