James Koehler graduated from the Australian National University with a Ph.D. in Astronomy in 1966. He worked as a Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics at the University of Saskatchewan and retired in 1996. His field of research was in Upper Atmospheric Physics, and he designed and built several radar systems for use in the study of ionospheric electric fields. James has written more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers on this topic and others. His current hobbies include electronic design (mostly RF), photography, and model aircraft. He lives with his wife of 44 years on Vancouver Island, where he enjoys the beautiful environment and relaxed lifestyle.