Revised: May 17, 2014
Back in the 1980’s my friend, Eran Agmon, WH6R, established the Tek Honolulu Field Office. He had considerable determination and convinced the Tek management that it was the thing to do. Years later, after many management reorganizations and changes, Tek decided to reorganize the field office structure which basically closed down his office. He was out of a job. He loved Hawaii and wanted to stay so he established a new business in 1990 as a tech representative and service organization principally in the rapidly expanding networking and wireless field. He called it: ComTest. This is a classic story of when times seem tough, it may be your best opportunity.
May 2014: I frequently pass through Honolulu in our travels and always try to pay him a visit. On May 1st, Marsha and I had a chance to spend a few hours with Eran and talk about the “good old days”. He’s doing great and is still very active in amateur radio contesting. His recent activities include operation of the super station, KH6YY which is on a hilltop antenna farm in central Oahu. Business has been slow due to the Federal budget cuts but he’s expecting things will improve as 2015 draws near. — Neil Robin