Welcome Welcome to the WEB site of Amateur Radio Station “WC2L”, William Liporace. The WEB site was created for simple information, links and resources for ham radio operators. I have had various WEB sites up. I have decided to try to create another one that will hopefully stay for a while. If you have any thing that you would like to added, let me know! This will be a work in progress. The Ham Operator I was originally licensed as KB2HUN May 1989. There was a group of us that had taken a class at Hudson Valley Community College. I faily quickly go involoved in contesting and DXing. I had upgraded to Advanced in January 1997. I went for a vanity call in October 1997 when the flood gates opened up. I got the call NA2NA. This was a great Sweepstakes call, but not very good in DX contests. I had remained an Advanced operator till March 2007. In February 2007, I was golfing with a fellow ham friend (W2GDJ) in Florida. He mentioned that I should upgrade to Extra. So I picked up the study manual at a ham radio shop in Orlando,FL.. A couple of weeks after getting licensed, I decided to get a new vanity call. I wanted a call that would be good in WPX, sounded good on CW (not that I am good at it) & SSB. The other thing that I wanted was a call that had some meaning. My full initials was taken, I was able to get most of them in. The C is not my middle name. I am a member of the Albany Amateur Radio Association and the Yankee Clipper Contest Club. I have had two different QTHs since I have been licensed. The current location has been the nicer station, but I definitely operated more at the other QTH! About Will We live in Niskayuna, NY. I have been happily married for 28 years and have a son! Lois and I work for NYS Appellate Division Third Dept. Nick is a teacher’s aide! One of my other great bitterest hobbies is golf! I spend as much time as possible to learn and play the game. I am not very good, but we have as much fun as possible. I have played mostly municipal courses, but have played some very nice courses. I grew up in Bethel, Vermont. It was great to grow up in a small town. The only downside was the lack of exposure to amateur radio. I went to Whitcomb High School. After high school, I was very fortunate to make a living in the food service industry. Through amateur radio, I got very interested in computers. My career with my last food service company, led me to the computer field. I am now working in a NYS agency as a network administrator. William is a Certified Novell Engineer (CNE) for NetWare 6 & GroupWise. I am working for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division Third Department. I also do network and computer consulting as well. I have gotten involved with computers and networking since I have been a ham. It has been fun!! Most of my time is spent working with Active Directory. I also do some work in Linux, but I have limited Unix/Limited knowledge. I guess I do not do too bad! I am also a member of the West Albany Italian Benevolent Society and the Polish American Citizens Club (Albany, NY). I have been members of both clubs for many years. I do help maintain the WAIBS web site. We have revently had some help up grading the site. Hopefully this will help the business.
This site is hosted at QTH.COM Thank You Scott!!