About Ben

Amateur Radio

2020 is my 25th year on the air as an amateur radio operator! I’m celebrating the occasion by upgrading both my license and station.


After completing my Open Water II certification with the YMCA in 1996, I left the cold Monterey waters alone. More recently in 2017, I refreshed and upgraded my certifications to Rescue Diver with PADI and dive in the warmer waters of the Caribbean.


As a kid, I can’t recall the first country that I traveled to outside the United States. My parents tell me that it was a tour of Europe when I was two. What I do know is that traveling abroad has changed my view of the world and lead to many wonderful friendships and experiences.