K L 4 A N
Glad you found my site. As the web site was stood up it was going to be about my HAM adventures; however, with time I figured there was more to add beyond just the HAM radio side of life.
As I work in the IT side of life, you will find many topics on my site will touch on this. As you can tell by the "menu" at the top of the page. You will see other points of interest that I will work into this website, along with some personal adventures.
Hopefully you enjoy the site, and if you have suggestions or just want to ask a question, feel free to drop me an e-mail. The link is up in the top left corner.
Oct 8, 2015
Currently I work in an IT department, with in the health care industry. I work with Citrix, VMWare, Cisco and administer Windows Servers. My interest has always been in the Windows domains, and lately my interest has been towards the security side.
My personal computer of choice is a Mac Pro workstation, with VMWare Fusion and loading multiple virtual servers on it. It is running Windows, Linux, and even some Allstar servers.
I really enjoy being outdoors, hunting fishing, camping, atv's, etc. You get the picture. A person of extremes, computers to no cell phone and weeks in the woods. With the wife I usually comprimise, i.e. a RV with toys along a road system. It's all good, as long as we are having fun. Enjoy some photography, and struggle frequently for good pictures. (not the camera's fault)
Ham radio entered my life upon purchasing some remote land. After some serious thought, I decided it was a good idea to have a ham license. In February of 2015, I had passed my technician class license. With a 2 meter radio that my wife gave me I was scanning the bands. I came upon a couple of local busy frequencies, which turned out to be IRLP. This was my introduction to Reflector 907. I still have the desire to stand up some HF equipment, but probably won't do that here at home base, instead we will implement that at the land, where it was first intended to be used.
The year had many fun filled adventures. I had planned to update more on this page here and there, but found time slipped away from me again.
Early 2016 we had played with Allstar and had a hub or two going with an Allstar server on a Pi going. We also stood up our own IRLP node with a Debian package on a 1 U rack mount system in the cold early months of 2016.
In June we went to SeaSide and enjoyed the ham fest there. A few of the local Alaska hams flew down and had a great time there. Visited a few who had stood up a fusion repeater system and was impressed. We picked up a node radio (an ftm100) and a HRI-200, along with an HT (FT2D).
KL7MLE is always asking, If I have any regrets. To date I have none, it is very active and once up and running there has been no problems. Pretty much plug n play.
Later in the summer we had a few camping trips and atv rides with fellow hams. Always good times on those trips.
Maybe next year, I can document details and times a little better. We always have best intentions, but time and work seem to get in the way.
What a year this has been. It's now November, and haven't had any time to spend on websites, especially my own. Work has been very demanding this year. Numerous layoffs, leaving those still employed to fill in the voids, the best they can.
Lost my sight for a few weeks, ocular migraines they say.. It was enough to scare me into taking some time to myself and enjoy the outdoors alone, and de-stress. It worked.
Lets see, what happened in the radio world? Specifically in regards to VOIP, we moved away from anything wired. Everything is now on VPN's and going through ATT.
So far nothing to complain about yet. With the money being saved on Internet from GCI, we went out and got a new MacBook. My old workstation was about 10 years old now.
Time to get back into video editing and web sites.
We took time to develop this web site more, to include some of my stock market trading. It's for me to document my trading style and to also use as a quick reference or reminder to myself. In no way should this be considered advice. Just my thoughts being documented on paper, well digital paper. We are enjoying it so much, that we may stand up a separate web site for this.
Here it is already, the year 2018. 2017 flew by so fast I'm not sure, that I had time to enjoy it. In fact, I only remember taking time off in September. My New Years resolution, is to take more time off and enjoy 2018!
Well, here it is September 30th. I only got out on the 4th of July and one trip up to Eureka. A bunch of "hams" met out at Knik river, and had a good fire side chat. Good times.
I have been once again inspired to pursue more on my hobby, hopefully we will have some free time going into the cold months here. I just picked up the Yaesu 991A, an all mode radio. We should be able to enjoy some of the 6 meter and 10 meter sideband now. Now if we can get all those antennas up in the air with out stomping on each other.