Bdale Garbee, N3EUA

Someday, I'll get around to sticking a picture of myself, and/or some of my toys, into a scanner. In the meantime, I do have an (admittedly out of date) picture of one of the two most important people in my life here... The Radio Farm [ ] gang has actually beaten me to it, and put a picture of me [ ] up on the web if you really really want to know what I looked like in one of my cheesier moments...

By day, I'm the Technical Computing Manager for Hewlett-Packard [ ] Colorado Springs Division [ ]. We build things like oscilloscopes, logic analyzers, and microprocessor development systems. On nights and weekends, I hack under the name Garbee and Garbee [ ].

I'm most comfortable when there are lots of electrons flowing nearby, mostly in high-end computer equipment. There are only a few carbohydrates I've met in my life that I didn't like, I have very eclectic tastes in music, enjoy old movies, and I have this "German metal habit"... Porsche flavored. My newest such toy is a 1987 Porsche 944S, black with beige interior...

Someday, I'd really like to own a Porsche 904 [ ]. Yeah, I know, "dream on".

My most frequent "spare time" activities involve various facets of Amateur Radio. I'm a life member of AMSAT [ ], President of CODE [ ], a former Vice-President of TAPR [ ], a past Chairman and current member of the Technical Committee of the Pikes Peak FM Association [ ], and a member of the ARRL. Perhaps my best-known contribution to the hobby is the silly little mail program I wrote for KA9Q's NOS networking software, called BM [ ], though I suppose I'm more proud of my role as integrator and documentation author for the package prior to April 1989. I helped instigate N6GN's work on 10Ghz packet links [ ], and continue to have a strong interest in microwave packet. Currently, I'm the project leader for the GPS receiver [ ] experiment on the AMSAT Phase-3D satellite, due to launch in the first half of 1997, and I'll be writing software modules for the Rudak-U [ ] communications processor so we can talk to the GPS receiver after launch.

While I was "born and raised" in the era of 4.1BSD, shared a Vax 11/750 with Eric Crane at CMU, and have run some flavor of BSD on at least one machine ever since (the Symmetric S/375, a uVax2, then more recently BSD/OS from BSDI [ ] on Intel [ ] hardware)... I've recently become very interested in Linux [ ], particularly the Debian GNU/Linux [ ] distribution, because of the strong emphasis on free availability of all of the source to the system. I've contributed a few small packages to the Debian effort, maintain a couple of GNU tool packages, and expect to contribute more over time... if you're curious, I have a weakly hacked-together page about the packages I maintain [ ].

Photo Gallery

PorscheFans Home Page [ ]

"If you gotta look at it like an investment, you picked the wrong car."
Stan Hanks

"Old enough to remember when sex was safe and race cars were dangerous."
Larry Reynolds [ ]

Other Cool Stuff on the Web

You can find my PGP public key in BAL's Key Server [ ].

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