I am a retired TV broadcast engineer. My career began at WHYN-AM-FM-TV in Springfield, MA in May 1976. In September 1977, I went to WWLP-TV in Springfield, MA for a few months and then was laid off for 2 months. My next stop was WPTZ-TV in Plattsburgh, NY across from Burlington, VT along Lake Champlain and 20 miles from the Canadian border. My last stop was WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT in October 1979 and I was their just short of 38 years. I was a member of CWA/NABET Local 14 where I was a shop steward and I was the #1 member at time of retirement. Home is in Niantic, CT. Below are my hobbies and interests.
This is my home, located in Niantic, CT USA. I have been a licensed amateur radio operator since June 1981. Call sign is N1BOW. I am a member of the ARRL which is the national organization based in Newington, CT; a member of IRLP, the Internet Radio Linking Project based in Vancouver, BC Canada; a member of SKYWARN which is made up of ham radio operators across the country assisting the National Weather Service as trained spotters for inclement weather such as thunderstorms and tornadoes; and one of over 270,000 members of The Weather Channel’s Weather Underground that provide local information via our own weather stations.
I have an HO scale model railroad layout which takes up two rooms and circumvents my radio shack . And I love to chase trains, particularly on the Midwest plains of Nebraska and Wyoming from Omaha to Cheyenne and Laramie. And I bring along my Canon EOS Rebel T6 which takes great pictures and HD movies, too!! Go to the More Helpful Links section to see more of my photography and the links to my blogs of my Nebraska journeys.
Amateur radio, more commonly know as ham radio, has been a part of me since I was first licensed in June 1981. Click on the icon to come inside my radio shack.
What's the weather at my home in Niantic, CT USA? Click on the blue icon and you will find out.
You can see what the weather looks like in Niantic, CT through my 6 weather webcams. Click on the icon to go to my page on Twitch and once there, click on the LIVE NOW icon and you will see the sights of my neighborhood in Giants Neck Heights. They change every 20 seconds and are viewable day and night.
Find out what makes this Railfan tick. Click on the icon for more information and to see my travel blogs throughout the Midwest.
Check out my train layout, modeled in HO Scale. Close-ups on various parts of the layout. Click on the icon to go there.
Click on the icon to read my blog about my trip. Once there, go all the way down each page and find the "older posts" link. Continue until you reach Part One and work your way up from there.
Yes, you read that right, There is another train layout in my house. Like one isn't enough. Click on the icon to learn more.
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Thanks for stopping by. See you trackside or on the radio.