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Full Name (family, given): Hicks, Mike
Location: Olathe, KS
Entered: 19 Jan 2002, 4:18 p.m.

First off I will say that David Hicks and I are not related (at least to my knowledge !). I mostly post by the label cyclist (also my eBay handle).

I went to school at Kansas State University and received a BSEE degree in 1979. While I was there I saw my first HP calculator - the HP-25. I spent some time doing the lunar lander program.... I bought a TI SR-56 calculator while in school (and it still works today). It served me well in school and beyond.

My now ex-wife, worked at a bookstore in Manhattan, KS and they had a close out on calculators. I was able to buy an HP-34C and was hooked on RPN. About a year later I bought an HP-41CX and started delving into synthetic programming. Although I am not an SP guru, I could do a few things that are fun. I still use this calculator and it is my favorite HP.

I started really collecting calculators around 1995 and have built up a fairly large collection; many of which are displayed in my calculator hutch (4 shelf book case with glass doors). Besides HP's, I have several TI's and my particular emphasis is with RPN calculators. I have several of the non-HP calculators, including some Soviet RPN calculators.

My hobbies include photography, bicycling and American Civil War history. My wife and I also enjoy taking trips in our Audi TT roadster. I am currently employed by Sprint Corporation as a Principal Network Engineer I.


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