Michael A. Maynard
Amateur Radio Operator •
Designer • 2D / 3D
T-Shirt Designer for
Classic Shirts, Inc. - Quincy, Florida
Newsletter Editor • Tallahassee Amateur Radio
Vintage Arcade & Pinball
||I'm 44, I
go by 'Mike,'
and reside in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida, USA (QTH.)
A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. (please
I'm father to five and divorced.
have over two decades of graphic design experience and am currently
employed by Classic Shirts, Inc. in Quincy, FL. as the
artist specializing in garment imprint design and separations for the
retail market. Logo design and font creation are
and have an
exhaustive list of corporate clientele and political figures
that have utilized my work.
My career goal is to become an industrial designer.
Radio is my avocation. I edit the newsletter for the local
radio club, TARS and enjoy Morse code communications and building
& DESIGN •
FLORIDA STATE •
THE ATLANTA BRAVES
FICTION • TECHNICAL
TURN OF THE CENTURY
SCI-FI • POETRY
Anderson • William
Clifford D. Simak
Robert W. Service
and on and on...
DRUM & BASS •
HARD ROCK • HEAVY
METAL WORLD MUSIC
& CULTURAL • SYMPHONIC
50's DOO-WOP • SURFER
ELECTRONIC • MASHUPS • DJ MIX SETS
and MUSICIANS (ever changing)
Animal Collective •
Ayreon • Porter
Beastie Boys •
Iron Maiden •
the Pic for My Homebrew QRP Projects!
|MANGA • ANIME
works and masterpieces of Studio Ghibli
such as the Super Dimension Fortress Macross series
[Giant Robot] anime
including, Appleseed, Gundam, Dangaioh, Akira, Gunbuster
Arcade Cabs and Pins, Vintage
Japanese pocket transistor radios, vintage magazines, periodicals,
inspiration and fonts
Steampunk & Dieselpunk •
Californian hot-rod subculture
Arcade Classics and Pinball Tables
VW Beetles •
Classics • Customs
Hot-Rods • Concept
RADIO CQ CQ CQ This is
Amateur Radio Operator - Licensed: FCC Extra Class
Member and Former Vice President of the Tallahasse Amateur Radio
- Duties included
lining up programs, speakers and invited guests for TARS business
Editor (in chief) of The Printed Circuit - Newsletter of the
Amateur Radio Emergency Course (EmComm) Level 1
Straight Key Century
#8600 N. American QRP CW Club NAQCC #6728
for the TARS annual TARS/ARRL Field Day event (2009 - 2013)
"New Ham of the Year Award 2009" - from AE4S Repeater Group
"29th Annual - TARS and Feathers Award 2012" - major award from TARS
ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Assistant Emergency Coordinator
(for Operations) - Leon County, FL
DHS/FEMA NIMS Incident Command System - IS-100a, IS-200a, IS-700a,
IS-800b & IS-802
International Shortwave Broadcast Radio listening • Pirate Radio
(Shortwave and FM), Clandestine and mystery stations including numbers
AM Broadcast-Band DX'ing • Vintage Radio
Programming (Shows and Music)
HF (CW, QRP low-power, Voice, and Digital) • Kit building:
QRP, QRPp, Accessory •
Antenna Building and Deployment
Contesting & Event Stations (Casual - non-competitive)
"Elmering" (Mentoring new hams) • QSL Cards and
EmComm (Emergency Communications) • Field Day,
Special Events and Contests •
Jamboree on The Air (JOTA)
Get On The Air events (GOTA)
finally got my ticket in 2007 after a 23 year wait. I
pursuit after reading a library book on "Ham Radio" (which I stole.)
been into radio since I was a young child. My late father repaired
televisions for a living so I had a ready supply of parts and
knowledge, learning to read from the vintage
GL/TAB electronics books from the '60's. My
grandmother gave me my first shortwave receiver. With that, and a Radio
Shack 50-in-1, radio has been in my blood every since.
always got my hands into one radio-club activity or another, from
editing the newsletter to coordinating an event. I'm
in the slow process of building up my EmComm preparedness with further
training, as well as perfecting my "Jump Kit." Also,
the very slow process of learning to copy and send CW - I'm up to 15
words per minute head-copy. I
have an interest in QRP (low power communications) and kit building.
Collect QSL cards and treasure them - SO FORK 'EM OVER! I am
consequently working on my WAS and DXCC!
this site I'll post pics and other interesting stuff from my projects
and hope to be of help to other newer hams like myself. I can answer a
myriad of ham radio questions - feel
free to EMAIL ME. WE ARE ALL "ELMERS"!
is my primary interest, especially in the kit-buidling, shortwave
broadcast & HF genres. I also enjoy hunting for obscure low
shortwave broadcasters, strange clandestine
signals and monitoring the extremely enjoyable shortwave pirate radio
broadcasters on 41 meters. I also (attempt) repair and restoration of
old rigs and radios.
was re-introduced to this great hobby through my association with
pirate radio because of the enabling of a very kind fellow that handled
my mail-drop activities. I'll
plead the "5th" if questioned (statute of limitations and all that...)
but finally, let's just say that I am now an active member of the ham
radio community - legally licensed,
law-abiding, and potentially a valuable resource to my community in
times of emergency.
Interested in tuning in the world?
Read my article here on how to Harvest Your Radio Garden.
Garden [by: Jonathan Puckey]
Just click and drag like in Google Earth, hover over or click on a green dot to play a station!
Download the Radio Garden app [here].