Hello and welcome to w4mrw.org this site aims to share with you my interest in amateur (ham) radio. I got my first technician license in 2002 as kb3ipd, I never really got that involved in the hobby and for many years was not involved with ham radio. In 2011 I decided to study and take the exam for the general license which I successfully passed. Shortly after I applied for the vanity call sign w4mrw.
Having the general license opened up the majority of the HF bands and also introduced me to the digital modes, which I really enjoy.
In addition I also decided to start attending the local Fairfax County ARES® meetings and then I was hooked on emergency communications and that has become my real interest now in ham radio.
I am also a member of the Navy-Marine Corps MARS program as NNNØREM.