Ed was born, raised, and received his undergraduate and advanced professional degrees (B.E.E. and E.E. at Ohio State) in Columbus, Ohio, but his career has taken him to various positions in New Jersey, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Arizona, and Ohio. Ed's employment required extensive travel covering most of the U.S. and some locations in Canada. He is currently living in Powell, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus) with his wife, Julia.

Julia is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba but now is a dual U.S.-Canadian citizen. Julia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Accounting and Financial Management and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She has been employed primarily in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries in the United States and Canada throughout her career. Julia is currently a Senior Financial Analyst at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus.

Ed holds an amateur extra class license. He previously participated in USAF MARS and held a First Class Radiotelephone License. In addition to amateur radio, Ed has a strong interest in analog filter design (active and passive), digital filter design, and digital design using FPGAs.

When he is not involved with amateur radio, electronic design, or being a news "junkie", he enjoys activities with Julia and raising their cat, Zoe.

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