About

Jeff, KD1IT, has been an Amateur Radio Operator since he was 13. Jeff loves QRP, has built and owned a number of QRP radios:

  • Wilderness Radio Sierra
  • Small Wonder Labs Rockmite
  • Index Labs QRP+
  • Elecraft K1
  • Elecraft K2
  • Norcal 40
  • Icom IC-703

Jeff prefers to operate CW, but has known to venture into QRP on SSB, on occasion. He enjoys making those long distance QSOs with as little power as possible.

Jeff is looking forward to acquiring an Icon IC-7610 to use as his main radio, with the power reduced, of course.  He is also an SDR enthusiast, utilizing an SDRPlay to do magical things. Jeff is also an APRS fan. Jeff also runs a FlightAware reporting PIAware.

Jeff has a background in hardware and software. He has designed PDP11 CPU modules, VAX based workstations and was an OS developer on BSD, VAX and Alpha VMS, Windows NT, Windows CE and SavaJe OS. Jeff is also a Mac OS X Cocoa developer, and has written tools, media managers, and utilities for Mac OS X. Jeff has also authored and contributed to a number of iOS applications. Jeff worked at Digital Equipment Corp for 16 years, a Systems Engineer at McCaw Cellular (AT&T Wireless), and was CTO and VP of Products at BSQUARE Corp from 1996-2001. Jeff then became EVP at SavaJe Technologies in 2001. He co-founded and was CEO of MochaWorks in 2002, was GM of the Rhapsody Music Service Eco System from 2005-2010, and became co-founder and VP of Engineering at Sidecar.me in 2010, and was Director of the Product Labs at BlackPixel. Jeff is now CEO at Sycamore Labs, and is working on IoT non-wifi, Category M1/NB-IoT wireless telemetry solutions.

Jeff resides in Beaverton, Or.