Tomas David Hood

Senior Software Engineer and Writer in Lincoln, Nebraska

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I am a senior software engineer. I've been crafting solutions with code from the embedded to the systems level, since 1983. At the moment, I am working at TD Ameritrade. However, I am NOT a financial advisor. Don't take my word or opinion on any financial matter. Do your own due dilligence.

I am the space weather and radio propagation editor for CQ Amateur Radio Magazine, and in The Spectrum Monitor magazine. I study the Sun-Earth connection and how it influences radio communications, especially shortwave radio propagation. I often create videos and other media regarding space weather, radio propagation, and related topics and news.

I am an amateur (ham) radio communicator, a shortwave radio listener (known as an SWL-er), and I enjoy Morse code (using a mode known as "CW"), JT65A, Olivia (both are digital communications modes using very low power on shortwave radio), and sometimes voice communications.

Most of my life, I have been involved in computer sciences, and telecommunications. Software engineering, hardware and networking, and systems engineering have all been part of my job at one time or another. Currently, I work full time as a senior software engineer in the medical sector. The software engineering scope covers enterprise, device, communications, and systems software.

I also write about, and research, foreign affairs, diplomacy, military doctrine, politics, and current affairs. I am a US Army Veteran, and served during the first Cold War. I firmly believe that the Cold War has not seen an end-point, but continues--in other words, I don't believe the first Cold War has ended. This is supported by the recent actions of Russia and China.

I've been a radio DJ, an emergency communications director, a dispatcher, a US Army communications Signal Corps member, and have filled a variety of other capacities in communications. I'm also an amateur radio operator, with a USA call sign of, NW7US.

I love cats, the mountains, rivers and lakes. I love my wife, my family, and God, as well as my country. I love guitar, music, and really great poetry. When I find a great book, I get lost in it, barely putting the book down until I've read the entire treasure from front to back. I also love to travel, to meet people, experience cultures, and experience other perspectives.

Explore my social presence to find out more about me. I'm active on Twitter, and Facebook. Of course, my videos are a creative outlet, freely available on YouTube.

  • Work
    • TELCOR, Inc.