Welcome to my Ham Radio site. I am share my experience and adventures dealing with Amateur Radio, ARRL Field Day's and blog's about such topics as Ham Radio Exams, vendor radio reviews such as ICOM, YAESU, HEIL and Ham Radio antenna setups. Basically my mistakes and successes with my hobby. I hope you enjoy the site and feel free to contact me should you have questions and what not.
I am Dwayne White (Ham Radio Call Sign K6FI) and I graduated from Mira Mesa High in San Diego in 1984. Then after two weeks of summer vacation I spent the next 5.5 years in the US Marines and was last stationed with HML/A 269 as an Ordnance Technician on the AH-1W Super Cobra.
After leaving the US Marines I worked different jobs and then in 1991 went to Coleman College to receive my certificate in Computer Information Science.
After graduation I worked with various software development firms programming and my current job is with LPL Financial as an Assistant Vice President for Production Services, specializing in Incident and Problem Management.
I had purchased a Kenwood TH-22AT back in around 1995 and never spent the time getting my license, until recently when my friends K6NUG encouraged myself and W6TAD to get our licenses. So I passed all three exams (Technician, General & Extra) and enjoying every contact I have made.
My gear HF gear is a Yaesu FT-950 running with a Hustler 4-BTV with 60 32 foot long radials with the Bose QuietComfort 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones, HEIL GM-5 Microphone, a W2IHY 8 Band Equilizer with the W2IHY EQplus. Station Software for Radio Control & Logging is Ham Radio Deluxe & N1MM Contest Logger. Latest edition to my equipment is the Yaesu FT-987 using the Budipole Deluxe Long Version.
I am a member of the ARRL, the Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society and a SATERN Member of the Salvation Army.