“The Hongger” and “DJ Hong”, is an American Electrical Engineer, Amateur Radio Operator, Disc Jockey, and CEO and Founder of Hong’s Electronics.
The company was founded in 2012 and it is currently headquartered in Fairborn, Ohio. He is also works part time as a consultant for the Wright State Electrical engineering department and is an engineering intern for an unnamed company in Dayton, OH. Jeremy holds an Amateur Extra Radio License, his call sign is KD8TUO.
Life and Career
The son of South Korean Immigrants, Hong was born in Columbus, Ohio, but his family lived in nearby Worthington, Ohio. When he was 3, his family had moved to Centerburg, Ohio where he spent most of his youth. His family moved to Dublin, Ohio in 2008 where he attended Dublin Scioto High School and founded his company Hong’s Electronics.
As a child, he had played with Lego construction sets and had a fascination and appreciation of math and science. In many of his interviews he has stated that it was not until he was the age of 13 that he finally got interested in engineering. He says that the movie Iron Man (2008) gave him the fascination and inspiration to pursue engineering. His father gave him his first soldering iron when he was 14. For two years he did not really know where to start and for this period of time he did not do anything electronics related. It was not until he turned 16 that is fascination with electronics began to take off. What began as a search for a solution became a hobby and career interest.
|The Radioshack Electronics learning lab.|
|The Homebrew DJ System|
2012 Chairman's Award winners.