Allow me to introduce myself

Hello readers! I am Neil, W2NDG, a resident of the North Shore of Long Island in New York. I am a recent ham (August 2011), but a life-long techie and a shortwave listener since 1973. I will be posting from time-to-time here and wanted you to know a little about me first.  I write mostly on my own sites, which can all be reached through the landing page at

I will be taking a look at the hobby from a newcomer’s point of view, but also covering the areas where computers and amateur radio cross over. I intend to learn code and build some QRP equipment by the end of the summer, so follow along, and we’ll have some fun with all of this. I also have some interesting plans involving SDR that I hope to be able to share in the months to come. I want to try to appeal to those of you out there on a limited budget, and help you find what you need without breaking the bank. These are tough times for many of us, but it shouldn’t keep us from having a great time with amateur radio. I also have 3 (possibly more) family members currently studying for their Technician licenses, which should make things interesting. My first post is a research piece I did for my club (LIMARC) here on Long Island about kit sources for amateur radio.  So, 73s for now. See everyone soon.

Neil, W2NDG

Neil Goldstein, W2NDG, is a regular contributor to and writes from New York, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

4 Responses to “Allow me to introduce myself”

  • Jerry Taylor - KD0BIK:

    Hi Neil,

    Looking forward to reading more about you in the coming months.


  • Mike Ve3wdm:

    Welcome aboard Neil, Good luck with the code it’s great and great for a mode if you want to build kits as most out there are CW kits. Looking forward to your input!

  • Ron, K5HM:

    Welcome aboard Neil!

    Ron, K5HM

  • Rob - W8MRL:

    Hi and thanks for starting the blog.

    I to am a new Ham and look forward to reading along as you blog.


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