My name is Tyrell Jentink, and my call sign is KD7KUJ. I got my Ham Radio license in 2000, when I was 13 years old. My primary motivations were the stories my dad told me about going to the junk yard with his friends, building radios from scrap parts, and talking to Australia with them. While I haven't yet built radios from spare parts, and I haven't really gotten into DXing, it did get me into this great hobby...
When my license went up for expiration in 2010, I decided it was time to upgrade to my General Class, which was granted on December 1st, 2012. Honestly, I have only used my new privileges once in that time, but I am taking steps to get on the HF bands more in the future.
I am currently heavily invested in the fields of APRS, GIS, Python Programming, and Linux system administration... Who knows where my interests may find me in a year!