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A bit about me, in case you were wondering...

Anthony Hoffman


No site would be complete without the token "about me" page, so here it is.

I'm Anthony Hoffman from Christchurch, New Zealand. I've recently returned to NZ after completing a third 13-month contract with Downer Engineering at Scott Base, Antarctica, as the communications engineer. See my online photo diary here.

Prior to Scott Base, I worked as the senior electronics design engineer for the Custom Integration department of Tait Electronics together with causal abseiling and communications rigging work with Industrial Rigging Goleman Ltd and Tel Corp.

Other part-time work includes Amiga computer hardware repair/technical support and private electronics tuition.

My fields of specialties include: digital and analogue circuit design, embedded system software design, conventional analogue and MPT1327 trunked radio communications network fault finding and maintenance, marine electrical engineering and remote DC power systems.

I've been using Amiga computers from 1996 through to today. My work with these machines ranges from hardware/software technical support through to surface mount component level repair. All of my private work is based upon Amiga systems, primarily an A4000T/060 which is also hosting this website.

Since the age of 10 I've had a deep interest in electronics so have gained a lot of self-taught knowledge since then, in addition to over 17 years' experience in the radio communications industry, plus various Polytechnic based training. Previously I lived in the small port town of Bluff where I ran my own part-time business working on the local fishing boat fleet. This marine electrical engineering work included complete electrical system design/install, alternator maintenance, custom electronic design & build plus electronic repairs. At the time I was simultaneously working full-time for a local communications company. The combination of work was varied and interesting but quickly grew to a demanding level. So when the opportunity arose to join the internationally acclaimed Tait Electronics Ltd in 2001, it was time to expand my career path by moving to Christchurch.

Outside of work I enjoy visiting friends, beer, acoustic and electric guitar, tramping/hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding during winter.

Work hard, play harder.



Campfire
Campfire at Totoranui - Easter 2009

Coal cart
Coal cart at old Denniston mine, West Coast - 2008

Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu, New Years 2009

Piper Cherokee in Hanmer Springs
Flight to Hanmer Springs - January 2008
Queensland Rail
Radio integration work with Queensland Rail, Australia - October 2008

Signal Surveying
Radio signal surveying, Canterbury - 2009

Tower Construction
Constructing a lattice tower for 2degrees Mobile - March 2009
Wind generator tower
Wind generator tower set up, Pigeon Bay - October 2009

Mt JJ Thomson
Antenna tower maintenance, Mt JJ Thomson in Antarctica - October 2010
Ocean sensor install
Ocean data sensor install, Little Akaloa Bay - December 2009

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