Who is behind the website?
Hi, my name is Aaren, my callsign is VA7AEJ. I live in Lumby BC (pop. approx 1700) in the North Okanagan of beautiful British Columbia. I'm married with a teenage daughter.
I have been licensed since 2011 and have been active with the local club NORAC (North Okanagan Radio Amateur Club).
I'm a Systems Administrator for Watts Water Technologies. Watts is a global company and my site in Vernon is one of the many brands within the Watts family. I'm based out of tekmar Control Systems an electronics manufacturer of HVAC controls for the hot water heating industry (steam, hydronics, geo-thermal, etc.). Everyday i get to work with engineers, software developers, manufacturing, and all other departments building state of the art technology.
My grandfather sparked my interest in radio but it took me until I was in my 40's before I finally sat down and got my license. Since then I have dove deep into everything from HF. VHF. Digital modes, D-Star, System Fusion, SDR, QRP, Satellite, homebrew antennas, etc.
Thanks for visiting and using Radio Amateur Swap Canada.