Pat, N9RV talks about his life long hobby in Amateur Radio starting at the age of 11. His college of choice was University of Michigan which had a great amateur radio station and influenced his decision to go there for his graduate degree and also earned his PhD there as well. Pat is a former Editor of the National Contest Journal. He is an active contest competitor from his home in Montana. Pat was also a competitor at the 2018 WRTC in Germany.