Originally licensed as a Novice in 1958 as KN6RIM. A few months later, I upgraded my license and became K6RIM.
My close friend, elmer and inspiration for CW DXing was Bepp, W6NEQ (SK).
Held the callsign W4RIM between 1973-1996. During most of those years, I lived with my XYL and family in Memphis, TN. After my retirement from active law practice, we returned to the SF Bay Area (where I grew up) and I reclaimed my original callsign, K6RIM, which has never been held by anyone else.
QTH is Kentfield, a small town (pop ~6,500) located in Marin County, CA - about 10 miles north of San Francisco.
Married attorney; four children, two grandchildren.
Number 1 Honor Roll for many years.
Primary radio interests: chasing DX on HF, mostly CW; some contesting.
Kenwood TS-990S, Alpha 9500, Traffie Hexbeam (HX5Bi) and SteppIR Big IR Vertical w/80M Coil.
The Hexbeam is mounted on a Force 12 low-profile tower (LPT834) and is rotated with an AlfaSpid RAU.
Additional equipment includes an Icom IC-7300, Kenwood TS-590S and Elecraft KPA500 solid-state auto-tune amplifier.
Redwood Empire DX Association (REDXA) - President (1998-2000)(2006-2008); Secretary (2005-2006); Director (2008-2009)
Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) - Secretary (1972-1974) - President (1995-1996)
Northern CA Contest Club (NCCC) - Member
Northern CA DX Foundation (NCDXF) - Vice President (1998-2009) - Director (2009) - Advisor (2009-2012)
ARRL, Volunteer Counsel
Rev: K6RIM - Sat Nov 21 16:11:01 1998
Back Then (1958) Now (2016 Chevy Volt)
Elecraft KPA500 solid-state auto-tune amp, shown below, was acquired as a backup to the Alpha 9500, but now I use the KPA500 for most of my operating. Rarely, the Alpha 9500 is pressed into service for the most challenging pileups and, occasionally, during contests.
(Above) View of Mt. Tamalpais from rear yard of QTH in Kentfield, CA
(Below) Traffie Hexbeam on Force 12 Low Profile Tower
The vertical (toward the front of the house) is a SteppIR Big IR with 80M coil
[Note the bird on the Traffie Hexbeam]
K6RIM + DX Hounds Sadie & Beejay
Just steps from our rear yard is a multi-use path and the Corte Madera Creek. Mt. Tamalpais is seen in the distance.
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