North Carolina - USA
Name: Philip (Phil) Florig
Profession: BSEE and Past Co-Owner of IPR Systems (Industrial Power Rectifiers) as President and Chief Engineer for 30+ years. Work currently part-time in R&D test engineering for Trident Micro Systems.
Licensed since: 1954 in High School as WN9LQY. 1963 in Hawaii as KH6FJN. 1965 in Illinois as W9IXX
Prior DXpeditions/Other calls: AH1A, C6AXX (C6DX), CY0AA, J3A (J3X), KH8/W9IXX, KH8SI, T30-1-2-3P, TO5DX (FJ), & VP2MX (VP2MPF).
Club Memberships: Life member of IEEE, member of ARRL, QCWA, Metro DX Club (Chicago), NCDXCC, GARC, OL'Friends Group, past member now associate NIDXA (Chicago.) Also help with W4DXCC/SEDCO organization and run the QCWA76.org website along with my site W9IXX.com.
Bio: I am 71 and was married and divorced with 3 children. Formally from Homewood, Illinois (near Chicago) and moved to North Carolina in 2004. Now with some property can concentrate on the low bands for mainly 80 and 160. Started with Dxing in mid 80s and like to operate CW and RTTY. Currently Top of the DXCC Honor Roll and just need P5 on CW for Top listing also have 9 Band DXCC and 2489 for the Challenge. Also like experimenting with antennas, building equipment, and DXpeditions. Other interests include Tube Collecting, Hiking, Pistol Target Shooting, and helping with the 30-acre orchard of Golden Delicious Apples we own.