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I was first licensed in 1959 as WV6JCD and have been on the air ever since. I have held the calls WA6JCD, YK1BC, TA1ZA, PA0/WA6JCD and now AH0U. I am an old 20 WPM CW requirement Extra class licensee.

I am a LIFE member of the ARRL, AMSAT, QCWA and member #17237 of EPC and #5480 of 30MDG

I hold several certificates including 8BDXCC# 2975,Honor Roll and Satellite DXCC #159 and Satellite WAZ #28 as  well as WAZ, WAS...phone and CW and a WAC endorsed for SSB.... very old now.

I operate all bands and modes and can be found on PSK31 most days now as I am retired-----gave up working as it got in the way of my ham radio.


Pittsburg California has been a city in progress for nearly a century and a half. Located at the point where the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers meet, Pittsburg is a City of both progress and promise. The earliest recorded history of our town starts in the year 1839 when the Mexican government granted almost 10,000 acres to Jose Antone Mesa and Miguel Jose Garcia. This area soon became known as New York Landing and thrived on the fishing and canning industries. The photograph above shows a bronze statue of a fisherman repairing his net at the end of the day.� This statue was erected to commemorate Pittsburg's history as a fishing village and the many families who came here as a part of the fishing indusry. Later after the discovery of coal in the hills three miles south of town, the town was renamed Black Diamond in 1868 as coal mining had become the major industry in the area.

In 1906 Columbia Geneva Steel opened for business in Pittsburg, and by popular vote on February 11, 1911, the name was changed to Pittsburg, after the eastern birthplace of the steel industry but without the "H" for simplified spelling.

In 1942 Camp Stoneman was built in Pittsburg. This was to have a terrific impact on the City and its growth. For thousands of GIs who went to fight in the Asiatic-Pacific operations during World War II, Camp Stoneman was the last contact with the United States. Today I frequently I work a ham someplace in the world who tells me of their days as a soldier in Pittsburg waiting to ship out to the war in the Pacific.

�This is my HF and WARC stacked yagies at 65 feet.

On 40 meters I use a pair of quarter wave verts. phased to switch NE or SW and a pair of phased quarter wave verts. phased on 80 meters switched either NE or SW.

44 elements on 2 meters and 88 elements on 432 for satellite and moonbounce. On 2 meters I use a Henry 3002 for 1500 watts and a solid state amp. on 432 for 250 watts.

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