My parents were blessed with a baby boy while living in New Jersey in 1956. Since age 2 have lived in Central New York State. My wife Chris and I have two lovely daughters and four grandchildren.
I have owned an operated a commercial printing business for 25 years which was sold in 2004. For several years I have taken to computer programming to the point where I changed careers in 2000 and went full time. Today I write software using several languages, build websites and do database work on a contract basis from
I was first licensed as a novice in 1970 with the callsign WN2NRK. Upgraded to general class two years later changing my callsign to WB2NRK. During the years I was raising my two daughters and trying to make a business grow I was inactive in ham radio. In the mid 80’s my interest was rekindled. I took my exam for an advance class operator, and then extra a couple of months later. At that point I received the callsign WJ2O.
Being a regular operator in Canada (it’s less than a 2 hour drive from home) I took the advanced class exam in Kingston, Ontario and was assigned the call VE2NRK.
Contesting is a great thrill. Especially when I’m operating from a DX location. To date I have operated from from several countries. You can read more about my trips in the DXPeditions section.