Welcome to Internet home of Amateur Radio station WU2X! My
name is Scott McClements. I was born in 1974, in Washington, PA
(outside of Pittsburgh). In 1998, I received my Bachelor of Science
degree in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
I moved to Poughkeepsie, New York in 1999 to work as a Software
I first discovered the radio hobby in 1987 when some high school friends and I
hooked up the base station Citizens Band (CB) antennas (circa 1977) that we
discovered on our roofs and were able to communicate with one another
over 10 miles! I have been hooked ever since. After ~15 years of
being an active shortwave listener (mainly on the "Ham" bands)
and a CB operator, I finally went for my
first license in 2006. After two trips to the ARRL headquarters in
March/April 2006, I am very happy to have obtained my Amateur Extra
class license. I was issued the callsign "KC2PIH" which I quickly
traded in for the vanity callsign "WU2X".
Please have a look around my website.
I plan to keep it up to date as possible
with interesting radio projects that I have and am currently working on.
I am not much into contesting, I do some DXing and rag
chewing. I spend most of my time trying to improve my
station through affordable, educational and experimental "upgrades".
My main interest has been and more
likely will always be
antennas. Its the point where the true "magic" of radio occurs. I have more
recently become interested in Software Defined Radios. I think its a
great time to be a radio amateur!