Jon McCombie, N1ILZ
75 Northwest St
Eastham, MA 02642
Jon was first licensed in 1976, while he was in High School, as Novice licensee WB0UGM. He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he tried to remain active in ham radio with the campus ham radio club, W1MX. He graduated from MIT with a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He currently holds an Amateur Extra ticket.
N1ILZ has lived most of his life in the Boston, MA area, with a 7-year stint on the west coast, and a three-year assignment in Germany. He is currently retired and lives in Eastham, Cape Cod, MA.
Jon enjoys all aspects of ham radio. He serves as regular Net Control Station for several nets and is very active in the ARRL National Traffic System (NTS). He enjoys casually chasing DX, contesting (phone and CW), using and experimenting with digital modes (NBEMS, Winlink, DMR), playing with antennas, and public service (walkathons, etc.). N1ILZ is also very active in the Cape & Islands ARES organization, and currently serves as Vice President of the Barnstable Amateur Radio Club (BARC).