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Bio: Steve Martin KN4FEN

Steven Martin, KN4FEN, has been a computer hobbyist since 1981 when he bought a Timex Sinclair 1000 (2k RAM, tactile keyboard). That hooked him, and then he moved to Apple and Microsoft operating systems over the years. That led to working for a color prepress house (printing industry) as a Digital Desktop Publishing manager, which lead to being a systems engineer for a world-wide company that manufactured equipment for the printing industry.

Steve moved from Chicago to Boca Raton in 1998 when he was promoted to National Systems Engineering Manager for Siemens-Nixdorf Printing Systems (later became Oceand later Canon).

He is now semi-retired, and mostly work on electronics items of all shapes and sizes. From 1974-1991, he setup and used a number of CB radio mobiles and bases as a hobby (26-27MHz).

It wasn’t until 2016, that a new friend (KM4IQH –> W4ZXE) suggested Steve get into Ham radio, and shortly thereafter he secured his Technician and then General licenses.

Steve is now the proud owner of 3 VHF/UHF radios and various antennas and accessories such as tuners, analyzers, linear amps, a SignaLink, and mics, etc. He enjoys many of the local nets, and recently became a NCS for the South East Florida Traffic Net. Very recently, Steve started a new net called “The Not Qwight Right Net” on a the 146.82 mHz repeater on Thursday nights. He also enjoys using Echolink to talk to other hams around the world.