Welcome to my amateur radio website, n0xmz.com. I was first licensed on June 15, 1993. My main pursuits in ham radio are home-brewing and working DX. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with electronics. I loved to take apart devices, especially radios, just to see how they were built. I seldom could put them back together. I built my first AM transmitter when I was about 8 years old and learned how to program computers in BASIC 2 years later. Today, I pretty much do the same thing, but on a more advanced level.
In addition to my amateur radio hobby, I’m almost finished with a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems. I enjoy working with Linux on all of several machines and Windows 7 on one. I also have a couple of servers at home and another that’s hosted. I enjoy studying programming languages like Java, C, and C++. Lately, my focus has been on shell scripting and managing headless servers and databases, some for work but mostly as a hobby. I’ve also been having some fun with some Raspberry Pi miniature computers.
I like to work all the bands I can, given my current real estate. I’m usually on 20 or 40 meters. I also like digital modes like PSK31 and Hellschreiber. I’d like to see some more digital activity on 30 meters. Contact me to arrange a scheduled attempt. As for repeaters, I’m almost always available on the Allstar 900 MHz Link (Node 41170) and occasionally 2m and 70cm. I scan most local repeaters within range.
You can see pictures of my home and mobile stations by clicking appropriate links above. More content will be added to this website as time permits.