Yesterday I was in a business meeting with four other people – all from different companies. The five of us were sitting in a conference room discussing the needs of a project when it was revealed that three of us, were licensed amateur radio operators.
That might be a little less surprising given that we all work in engineering but I still thought it an impressive assembly and odd coincidence.
Thirty years ago my resume included a section for “memberships”. Among IEEE and ISA I had included ARRL thinking it hardly relevant but at 27, my resume needed a little fattening.
After I was hired for a job, my new boss told me that his decision had come down to me and one other fellow and that, although we were equally talented, he noticed that I was a radio amateur and that’s why I got the job.
Then he said, “welcome aboard, I’m K4KXL”…