Alan first became a Ham at age 11. At the time, he was the 2nd youngest Ham Radio Operator in the US. But, like many of us, he let his license lapse as career and family interests intervened. He's had a varied professional career as a Field Technician, Manager and Entrepreneur in the satellite communications industry for over 35 years. He is also a member of Toast Masters International, and has given 100s of training presentations across the US throughout his career.
Alan regained his Amateur Radio license in 2017 after passing all three license exams at one sitting. His principle radio interest is in becoming a Volunteer Examiner, Trainer and Coach, supporting ARES and CERT efforts, and promoting Neighborhood Radio programs to help enhance Community Safety and save lives. He is currently engaged in giving several public presentations before local Amateur Radio Clubs and civic organizations on the communications failures that occurred during the 2018 Camp Fire, and offering practical solutions on how neighborhoods can help their families stay safer in the event of disasters.