Tom was first licensed in 1957. He has had a radio within arm's reach
ever since (although his amateur license did lapse for almost forty
years). He loves the challenges of tight integration among radios,
computers, and antenna systems.
He is a member of competitive multi-op CW, SSB, and RTTY contesting
teams at W6YX, W6OAT, K6IDX, and W7RN. He is busy making up for lost
solar cycles by working all the DX he can hear.
Tom has been a member of three major DXpeditions: BS7H, K4M (Midway KH4),
and VP8ORK. He has admired antennas during his travels to 9M2, 9M8, 9V,
BV, BY, C3, CT, DL, DU, E5, EA, EA6, EI, ES, F, FO, GD, GI, GJ, GM, GU,
GW, HA, HB, HBØ, HL, HS, HV, I, JA, KH6, KL, LA, LU, LX, OE, OH, OK, ON,
OZ, PA, SM, SP, SV, TA, TF, UA, VE, VK, VR, VU, XE, and YO.
Tom is a past-President and Director of the Northern California Contest
Club. He is a member of the Northern California DX Foundation, the
Mother Lode DX and Contest Club, The CW Operators' Club and the Stanford
Amateur Radio Club.
Tom is an expert in cryptology, information security, and information
conflict. He runs a consulting outfit called Anagram Laboratories.