Born in 1964, I’ve been interested in radio since I was a nipper and could hear my dad, Pat EI9CB, in the attic working stations from all over the world. Graduated from Carlow Institute of Technology in 1984 with a degree in electrical engineering. I started my own computer company in 1989 (and still in business to this day!), Hamsoft Communications, specialising in computer repairs and networks. In 1994 I married my beautiful, and patient wife, Maresa, our first daughter, Caoimhe, was born in 1997, and our second daughter, Aoibhinn, was born in 2000. We have 2 Cavalier King Charles spaniels who thankfully don’t like coming into my shack, I think they are RF sniffers! My QTH in the countryside is noise free for now! and I have loads of room for antennas. One of my favourite aspects of radio is experimenting with homebrew antennas. I am Hon. Secretary of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) and also the Monitoring System Co-ordinator for EI & IRTS Region 4 representative, Hon. Secretary also for Limerick Radio Club. Newsreader for the IRTS HF news on Sunday’s at Noon on 3.650. Member of RSGB, ARRL, NCDXF, FISTS, CDXC.