Broadcast television engineering related tech topics, rants and motorcycles!

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Home (is where I hang my hat)

….if I wore hats!

Welcome to my corner of the Internet! I put this site together to highlight some fun projects I have done over the years and to inform others about fun gadgets I use or own and feel others should know about, hobbies worth spending time on (motorcycling) and anything else I feel like sharing.

To read my blog you can use the calendar on the right to find my most recent entry, enter a term in the search box or select a specific tag I may have used in the “Tag Cloud” to the right.

For me, home right now really is where I hang my hat because I enjoy living in new places every so often and my career takes me someplace different every few years. At the moment my hats hang in Reno, Nevada Рa town right over the Sierra Mountains next to the California border and about a 4 hour drive to San Francisco. There are so many great places to live in this country that I consider it a worthwhile adventure to discover a new area and see what that region has to offer.

For my full-time career I have found the field of broadcast television technology to be fun and challenging to work in for over 20 years now so it is prominently featured (and ranted about) on my site. There is a terrific sense of pride and accomplishment in building or repairing complex systems that incorporate disciplines such as high-power RF systems, robotics, discrete electronics, computers, as well as analog and digital video and audio. I suppose these are the reasons why the dwindling number of crazy people like me in broadcast engineering put up with the sometimes lousy hours, strange locations (the top of towers!) and lost free-time while working in this field, whereas many others my age and younger just stick to programming or repairing computers!

A tower climb in 2007

Please note that many of the links I find and post may be temporary (and I use a lot of links for reference and to cite the work of others). I’ll work to correct the ones I know about and find again, but sometimes the information I link to is timely and not maintained by these other sources permanently.

Feel free to browse around, read my postings and see if there is anything interesting to you. I’ll try not to bore anyone!

Fair Warning – Visitors to my site are bound by these Terms Of Use, so enjoy!

I also have a few videos of mine online – nothing necessarily amazing, just fun: