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Always too much to list in these type of fields, so I will nail it to basics:
*Avid of retro electronics (Through Hole technology, prefer single sided PCBS. Absolutly HATE SMT!)
*Work for Motorola Shop (2-Way Radios, basically anything in relation to them, including dispatch systems, public safety vehicle installs/wiring, & more)
*Consistantly Inconsistant (Start things and drift off to other things and drift back)
*Modifies practically everything
*Superb soldering, been doing it since I first was allowed to have an iron from the parents.
I have been into electronics since I was knee high. I do not remember, but I hear stories from my parents (and they have some photos) of me tinkering and taking stuff apart as young as 2.
I must say, the field has changed drastically between me dreaming of working in the field, to actually working. Nothing is built to last, and servicability is dying, and parts are tiny. I still can service everything just fine, thanks to my soldering skills (16 years of it), and (Chipmaster 1000 SMD Air Station). There is nothing I won't take a look at, and having schematics makes it much easier, but is not neccessary for the most part.
I love all the retro throughhole electronics (after all, that was what my childhood was filled with). My earliest encounter of tinkering with Atari was back in 1993, at the age of 9. Picked up an 810 drive for a meer $5. Of course I did not really know what I was doing, but I managed to make the LEDs blink and flap move (intended motive was to make it seem alive). I have owned in the past several Atari 2600s, A C64 and Tandy 1000 (haha still have the Rocky's Boots disk!), and a slew of other relics. Sadly, I do not own much of anything of that nature from my childhood (father has constantly fought against my liking of electronics, and it was very very often he would raid my room whilst I was at school and throw a lot of it away. I will never forget, and it still gets me emotional thinking about it).
There is so much more I could write, just not enough room here lol. For the most part, I pretty much find that throughhole as a career is non-existant, so I continue to work with SMT to bring in the moolah, whilst I collect/tinker/engineer with the retro for my own projects and enjoyment.
I hope to some day have an impressive collection of Atari and other relics of the past, specifically, quantities of a few key items that bring back memories of the past for me.
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