Hams in Space Speaker Biographies

“Hams in Space” is comprised of three long time friends, Randy Schulze, Eddy Paul, and Jeremy Widner who met while all three were employed together with Information Services and Systems Development at Sprint during the mid to late 1990’s. Although coming from different areas of the US, each enjoyed common interests which included Amateur Radio.


Randy Schulze – KDØHKD: Was born at Omaha, Nebraska and grew up at Kearney, Nebraska, later attending the University of Nebraska at Kearney, (then known as Kearney State College,) and Dana College at Blair, Nebraska majoring in Radio Broadcasting. Randy was a law enforcement officer, serving with agencies in Nebraska and Missouri as 911 Communications Operator, Police Officer, and Chief of Police. Although involved in radio communications professionally throughout his adult life, Randy did not obtain his Technician Class Armature Radio License until the spring of 2009, and upgraded to General in the Fall of 2009. He upgraded to Extra in November 2012. Today, Randy works as a Manager with IBM Global Business Services. He’s an active member and President of the Raytown Amateur Radio Club, Chairman of the Mo-Kan Regional Council of Amateur Radio Organizations, and the founder of the CenturyLink Employees’ Amateur Radio Club. Articles published by Randy can be found in The Nebraska Police Officer, Popular Communications, QST, and CQ Magazine. Aside from Amateur Radio, Randy enjoys fishing and playing guitar.


Eddy Paul – KYØF:
Hales from the Great State of Louisiana, holding a BA Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University. Eddy served as an Officer in the United States Army Signal Corp before returning to civilian life as a Computer Programmer for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. Eddy has retired after 25 years in Management and Engineering in Information Technology for Sprint. Eddy obtained his Technician and General Class Amateur Radio License in June 2009, and upgraded to Extra in March 2010. Eddy is an active member of the Johnson County Radio Amateurs of Overland Park, Kansas, SATERN, and KCHEART. Eddy’s other interests include Remote Control Airplanes, Cowboy Action Shooting, and Fishing.



Jeremy Widner – ACØDX: Grew up in Humboldt County, California, moving to and attending York College at York, Nebraska. Jeremy has worked as a Software Engineer and Systems Engineer for the past 13 years, and is presently working in Information Technology with the Veterans Administration. Jeremy earned his Technician Class Amateur Radio License along with Randy in April 2009, and soon upgraded to General in June of that same year, then to Extra in 2011. Jeremy is an active member, and Past Secretary of the Raytown Amateur Radio Club. Along with Amateur Radio, Jeremy enjoys Fishing, Youth Ministry, and has become known as the “Biggest Nebraska Cornhusker Fan in the State of Missouri!


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