Amateur Radio Station -- K1TMA
| I have been licensed since approximately March
of 1961, or almost 42 years as I write this autobiography.
I was born in Lewiston, Maine; on September 11, 1944 to Alvah and Mary (Begin) Buckmore. The oldest of four boys, I have three brothers: James Raymond (living in Florida); David Edward (living in Chicopee); and Clyde Robert (living in Texas). My ethnic background is French Canadian, Irish and American Indian (from Maine); French Canadian and Indian on my mother's side and Irish and Indian on my father's side. All four of us are veterans during the Vietnam War and my father a combat veteran of the Second World War.
My father served in North Africa and then
sent back to England for the invasion
My brother Jim served in Vietnam, in the U.S. Air Force, for 19 months and David and Clyde in the United States for the duration.
I served in Greece, Italy and Germany. About 9 months after I went into the U.S. Army as a Private, I received a field commission. My Primary MOS was Nuclear Weapons.
However, in September of 1974, I found myself in the middle of a Base that may have been infiltrated by the KGB, or something to that effect.
Between the months of September and December
19, 1974, I was held prisoner, perhaps by my own side. I am not sure.
For the first two weeks I can remember very little of this experience.
I can remember a short, stocky man; with wrist the diameter
Since the United States Army, or the Department of Defense, did not want to admit one of its military bases had been compromised, I was unable to receive recognition when I reported the incident and observations. However, as early as August of 1979, I received a letter from the Office of the Secretary of the Army admitting to the truth- fulness of my allegations but denying liability; then using that argument to justify a refusal to investigate my allegations or to prosecute the accused.
After I left the Army, I discovered my military
records had been purged. All
When I got home in December 19, 1974, to my surprise, I found my weight had dropped down to 108 pounds. I was urinating blood, due to an infection of the urinary tract, and had a wide variety of medical problems. Fortunately, the Veterans Administration had helped to nurse me back to health.
As you can probably imagine, it destroyed my ability to support myself for those 16 years. The courts would not help me. I found a collusion between the defendant United States and the entire court. When I appealed, I discovered a continuity of collusion would accompany the petition from the lower courts to the Supreme Court of the United States. There was never any level playing field for me. It was always a contest be- tween them -- the defendants and the courts -- and me.
It reached a climax in June of 1988 when the controversy lead to the resignation of Chief Justice Warren Burger, of the Supreme Court, and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. Court of Claims. However, in spite of my success, I proved unable to initiate a criminal investigation of this incident. Every attempt to communicate with my political representatives in Congress lead to constant frustration. None of them would do anything. Either they were too busy helping themselves, instead of helping others, or simply did not believe me. I noticed, every time I would attempt to communicate the problem to most people, there was a tendency to interpret my behavior within the framework of what they thought they knew about psychiatry. To a certain limited extent, this same pattern occurred among people at the Veterans Administration, usually at a lower staff administrative level. No psychiatrist had reacted in this way. Nor did the older members of the staff. News reporters, editors, publishers and other employees of the news media typically would "mute" (shut off) their brains as I would attempt to elicit their attention. It was very difficult for me. You wouldn't believe the insults I have received over the years.
Unable to resolve this problem, after nearly 16 years of constantly fighting it, I made a most difficult decision. I filed an applications for a 100% service-connected disability. To my surprise and delight, I was granted full service-connected disability and immediately began to live my life again. That felt good!
You will find me listed as a leading authority
on ballistics and computer science in
They are the Science of Force-Fields (the
scientific study of the absorption,
In amateur radio I was a pioneer in the
development of amateur radio satellite
Also, in amateur radio, I have published
a series of articles dealing with receiving
In computer science, my expertise was the
development of algorithms and code
Deriving from this work, I discovered the
potential for significant further develop-
Time was more than a mathematical concept, abstraction or relationship between velocity and distance.
Time is a physical entity, a plasma with
a small electrostatic charge to it, and is subject to the laws of physics,
such as gravity and solar energy. With that recogni-
Presently, I am retired and thoroughly enjoy playing with my amateur radio station and operate from 160 meters to 23cm (though the highest band I have operated has been 10.5 GHz) -- all modes. This includes CW, LSB, USB, FM, APRS, Packet, RTTY and PSK-31 with the aide of 5 computers (networked); two FT-1000MPs, a Henry Classic 2K, a FT-736R and a wide variety of special equipment to reduce noise.
This includes two ClearSpeech digital speakers
(which work extremely well) and
My grounding and lightning arresting system
is most extensive and significantly reduces man-made and natural noise.
Indeed! I have one of the lowest noise levels
I served 1 1/2 years as the Communications
Officer and Director of RACES for
I spent more than 1 year as the Webmaster
for the Mt.Tom Amateur Repeater
In the year of 2002 I was the co-Chairman
of Field Day for the Mt.Tom Amateur
As to the organizations in which I belong,
there is a life membership with the NRA; life membership with the Disabled
American Veterans; the Mt.Tom Amateur