MIDXA MEMBER PROFILE - NH7C

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My name is Sid and my call sign is NH7C. If you look up my callsign in the callbook, you will notice that my real name is Steve Caesar. Ever since a teacher in grade school tagged me with "Sid" to differentiate me from the 5 other kids named Steve in the class, I have been known as Sid. The teacher was a big fan of the Hollywood actor Sid Caesar. The name Steve must have been popular around the time I was born, as I always have to go to school or work with others named Steve. Sid works better on CW anyway.

Presently, my wife Andrea and I live outside of Dayton, Ohio. Andrea is also a Ham. Her callsign is NH7CC. I have been employed in public safety for almost 15 years. I work as a firefighter/paramedic here in the Dayton area. Andrea and I are both going to school here. We would like to finish school before moving back to someplace warm. I also work for the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) (http://www.oep_ndms.dhhs.gov/), as a Communications Specialist. The OEP supports the Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT) in times of disaster. I work in the Management Support Unit (MSU) in a communications/information resources role. The MSU was recently on Guam supporting the DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Team) after the KAL 801 plane crash, last year.

I enjoy all areas of Amateur radio. Dxpeditions and contesting are of great interest to me. I also spend much of my operating time on RTTY and Pactor. APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) (http://web.usna.navy.mil/~bruninga/aprs.html) has been my main distraction over the past few years.

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