Greetings and salutations, My name's Steve. Started fiddling around with electricity and electronics as a pre-teen, doing things like building tube-based amplifiers, fixing radios, etc. At age 18, I enlisted in the US Marine Corps (1974) where I served for six years; a year and a half in training, the remainder in Marine fighter squadrons, where I was an airborne radar systems/missile fire control technician on the Westinghouse AN/AWG-10 and AWG-10A's that were installed in the McDonnell-Douglas F-4J and F-4S Phantom II multirole aircraft. After my tour of duty in the Corps was completed, I went to work at Hughes Aircraft Co., where I worked on the F-14, F-15, F/A-18, B-2, TR-2, YF-22, and a number of advanced research projects, missiles and spacecraft. Although it's been my line of work since the mid 1970's, I still enjoy tinkering with my own projects at home.