During the day I work as a Network Planning Engineer for Harris IT Services specializing in network management systems. By night, I like to spend my time on my amateur radio hardware projects, operating one of the numerous digital modes, and even have been known to break out the Bencher and run some CW. Hardware tastes run the gamut from tubes to surface mount technology, home brewing PCBs, building antennas, shortwave listening and utility monitoring. Amateur radio and software do go hand-in-hand and I enjoy programming various tools to aid in my radio operations.