Alan Barrow's Page

Contact Info: 770-222-4499

Where I live: Marietta, GA

What I do:

As little as possible!

Actually, I am a Program Director at HP's Enterprise Services division..

Specifically, we do outsourcing for Network, System, and Client/Server services. Most of my job involves business program management at the WW level.

Interests & Hobbies:

I've had a variety of projects. Some were daily drivers, others just for fun.

Mostly tinkering, but occasionally doing modernization work like fuel injection. 

My all time favorite is our Pinzgauer!

We moved to a little horse farm in Powder Springs in 1998

After we moved in we spotted coyotes crossing one of the creeks and decided to call it "Coyote Creek"

It's just 19 Acres but has a good sized pasture, 6 stall barn, and a pond.

We like to fish on the shallow saltwater flats of South Florida. So much that first my brother, then my parents have moved down there. Of course, we have to go visit them, and for years we would spend 2-3 weeks a year fishing for Bonefish, Tarpon, and other flats fish around Islamorada and Tavernier. It's harder to get away when the kids are in High School and College, but it's still one of my favorite things to do. Note: All fish were released unharmed!

I've been a licensed Amateur Radio Operator KM4BA since 1977

I enjoy several areas of the hobby: HF, VHF, Mobile, Portable, Data, and Emergency Communications

While I port the radio pages to the new site format you can reference the original pages at:


My son Stuart has been a licensed falconer since 2008, and I also have taken my apprentice exam. While I do not have a bird, I enjoy flying them with Stuart and the other falconers in the area

I have a variety of hobbies and activities:

Various topics which do not fit into the other categories:

  • Tankless Hot Water Heaters
  • Bluetooth Audio Devices

Here you'll find reviews, testing, sources, and tricks for various gear that I use. 

We enjoy international travel Here are some tips and experiences from our travels