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About Us

Russ - K5TUXRuss (K5TUX)
Russ was first licensed in 1992 will call sign N1UYE. He eventually chose K5TUX to promote amateur radio and Free Software. He is on Echolink (54711), often on the 3905CCN nets, and usually works 80m SSB and 15m CW. His 9-5 is systems administrator for an ISP providing service using the Free Software philosophy and Linux. Other interests include YouTube, poker, hats, indie music, audio engineering, travel and motorcycles.
Pete - VE2XPLPete (VE2XPL)
Pete was born in 1964 and licensed in 1995. He lives in suburban Montreal, Quebec, Canada with his wife, two daughters and two dogs. He works at the Children's Hospital in his home town as a multimedia specialist. As a ham, he enjoys home-brewing, QRP, digital modes and good ol' rag-chewing. When he's not on the air, he enjoys photography, music, canine search and rescue and lots of other outdoorsy activities.
Harrison - VE2HKWHarrison (VE2HKW)
Harrison is the youngest member of the LHS community, interim show notes taker and keeper of limited but diverse knowledge. He likes radio, computers, Linux, tractors, and violin music. He is active on 2m and 80m phone. He is ocassional net control for the WIARC and 3730 nets. Off air, he is learning to drive, tinkering with technology, and learning about life, the universe and everything.
Richard - KB5JBVRichard (KB5JBV, on Hiatus)
Richard has been an Amateur radio operator since 1988. He is currently an Assistant Section Manager, Official Observer, Official Relay Station, Official Emergency Station, and VE Technical Specialist for the ARRL in the North Texas section. He is also an ARES AEC and RACES assistant radio officer for the city of Mesquite.
Bill - KA9WKABill (KA9WKA, on Hiatus)
Bill is the Linux in the Ham Shack resident show notes taker, occasional co-host, keeper of all knowledge and all-around good guy.
GnormanGnorman
The shortest member of the LHS team, fresh from his previous home in the English countryside. He has been hired to be an assistant on the technical staff at Studio 1S. He is Richard's technical advisor and spiritual guru, as well as chief horticulturalist and night watchman. His hobbies include firearms, drinking, fighting and flower arranging.

Together, they are the co-hosts of Linux in the Ham Shack. Linux in the Ham Shack is a podcast, a state of mind and a phenomenon. Originally begun to help amateur radio operators move from Microsoft and other closed-source operating systems and applications over to Linux and Free Software, the show has broadened its scope. Now consisting of a bi-weekly audio podcast, live streaming audio, community event sponsorship and general outreach, LHS helps to expose ham radio enthusiasts to FOSS and FOSS enthusiasts to ham radio. Join us every other Tuesday night for the live broadcast, subscribe with your favorite podcatcher, and visit with us at your local ham fest or FOSS convention. We are Linux, ham radio and Open Source for EVERYONE.

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