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Hello and thanks for stopping by.

I've been into electronics since I was about five or six years old. My Father, Walter (Wally) Glenwood Mummery, Sr. had a small radio business during WW-II and during the close of that conflict I helped him make five tube AC/DC AM broadcast band radios for sale to the public. Of course I didn't do much at that age but the fascination for glass tubes and capacitors never left. I was first licensed at age 15 on March 27, 1956 as KN6RLA. I've held several calls since and held KE6XI for well over thirty years. In February of 2007 I had the opportunity to apply for K6RLA as a vanity and receive back my old call.

Note: For those who see me in Dayton each year, I am not affiliated with the famous AM radio station KRLA (then) 1110 (now) 870 in Glendale, CA. (Read an interesting history of KRLA here, http://www.socalradiohistory.com/krla.html)

Over the years I've worked as a production dispatcher in the aircraft business, production manager at a large electronic connector producer, systems manager at an aluminum smelting and rolling mill in Illinois, systems coordinator at a magazine and book publishing business in Del Mar, California, and retired (first time) after twenty years as an Assistant Vice President Systems Analyst and Technical Writer/Researcher in the California banking industry.

Then, with my business partner and mega yacht captain Gordon "Doug" Ewen (N6GEH), we established Maritime Software International which developed an on-board, PC based Mega Yacht ship's management software tool called Boatswain. In 1991 when the U.S. luxury tax on large boats put the boating industry and builders in the tank, so to speak, I joined San Diego State University and was the Information Technology Manager for one of the largest SDSU Research Foundation Projects. On December 31, 2010, after another twenty years or so, I officially retired, again.

Married for over thirty-eight years to a former bank teller then and now a retired bank executive, Susie and I loved living in San Diego but we pulled up stakes, knocked down the old tent and moved to the Ozark's. My QTH is about one-half mile from the Missouri border in the village of Bella Vista, Arkansas. One beautiful place to spend time with Ham Radio.

I jumped head first into the Bella Vista Radio Club when I became its president. BVRC is a small club of Gentlemen Ham Radio Operatiros with years of experiance.  My wish with the club is to build its membership and get public service back as an activity, and most of all build its youth membership.

You'll find me on all the HF bands looking for DX or on the Maritime Mobile Service Network at 14.300 MHz (www.mmsn.org). I'm currently using an Icom 7600 with a temporary G5RV up 50 feet in the pine trees. I also have an Icom 7000 (one of my two fun rigs), two Icom IC-2720 V/UHF rigs, too many handhelds and a Yaesu FT-817ND QRP, my other fun rig.

I am an accredited Amateur Extra Class VE with both the W5YI Group and ARRL and look forward to giving back to the Ham community, thanks to Gordon West, WB6NOA.

I'm also a member of the worldwide IRLP WIN System (www.winsystem.org) headquartered in California, a proud Silver Contributor to the Northern California DX Foundation (www.ncdxf.org), an invited member of the prestigus Radio Club of America (www.radioclubofamerica.org ) and a long time member of the ARRL.



2014: Al Wilson ZL1BD (left) up from New Zealand for a few days.  After lunch with Randy KI6DGU (center) and yours truly.
2014: Al Wilson ZL1BD (left) up from New Zealand and spending a
few days with Susie and I. Here we are after lunch at Randy's home
KI6DGU (center) and yours truly. Thanks Al for stopping by again.
Always a pleasure. And Randy, thanks for the Crown Royal, that's
always another pleasure!

My Son Gene (K6EMF) at Palm Springs Hamfest 2012.

Gordo (WB6NOA) and I at the Palm Springs, California Hamfest 2012

Al Wilson (ZL1BD) (right) and I working "HF" QRP at

my QTH, April 2013. My Yaesu FT-817ND is one fun
radio.�Thanks Al for coming by and spending a few

And remember; "Ham Radio sparks the imagination, teaches patience, tolerance and understanding, increases your awareness of mankind's achievements and promotes worldwide friendship."©1997 K6RLA

Best of 73s to all,

Ken Mummery

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