My name is Maxwell. I am a triple national and I speak English and Polish and a bit of German. I go to school in Colorado, and I spend my summers at the Baltic Sea. I am passionate about drawing, amateur radio, and math. I started this website when I was 12 to showcase some of my drawing work and to share some of my radio experiments. I believe that the two universal languages in this world are art and math, and you should be fluent in both and use them to promote international goodwill.
Drawing is something I have done every day for as long as I can remember. There isn’t a day that goes by without me drawing something. Drawing relaxes me and helps me calm my mind. The galleries include samples of some of my work since I was 8 years old; so if they seem childish, it’s probably because I was actually a child when I made them. I have tried to include samples of incomplete drawings as well as more finished pieces to demonstrate my process and progress as I develop my skills. My inspiration is Jake Parker.
My other interest is amateur radio and my call sign is W3LLA. I got my FCC license when I turned twelve and I am an Amateur Extra which gives me privileges on all the high frequency bands. I am really interested in super long distance propagation…bouncing radio waves off the ionosphere and reaching stations thousands of miles away. I enjoy learning about how space weather impacts the ionosphere and communication. I also like to design, make and tune my own antennas and I am running beacons on the 20 meter and 40 meter bands on the Weak Signal Propagation Network (WSPR). I am also running a KiwiSDR. What I like most about radio is learning about electronics, circuit boards and antenna analyzers and making really resonate antennas which can hear and be heard half way around the world. My inspiration in radio is Princeton astrophysicist Joe Taylor (K1JT), who also has a Nobel Prize in Physics. Prof. Taylor was the person who wrote the initial software protocols used in WSPR, the program designed for sending and receiving low-power transmissions to test propagation paths on the MF and HF bands.