First licensed in 1962 as WN6BID upgraded to General in 1963 and became WB6BID, QRT for many years after high school. About 1980 regained interest in the hobby and bought a QRP rig, started chasing DX with 5W and a low dipole. Current station includes a K3, P3, Acom 2000, and another K3, TenTek Hercules II.
Member of the Northern California Contest Club, chairman of the California QSO Party (see http://www.cqp.org) for 10 years, and was initial chairman of the CWops CW OPEN competition http://www.cwops.org/cwopen.html
DX operations include: AD6E/KH9, 4M7X, KH6, DL0MB, TI9M, K7C (Kure), P29NI, 3D2C (Conway), T33A.
Alan lives in Hawaii.