For special event N6R 18Sept 2010-1Oct 2010 see www.nccc.cc\40th
For special event K6P 24April 2010 see http://k6p.blogspot.com/
Go by nickname "Rick".
I have been licensed for 25 years. Have held Novice, Technician, General, and now Extra Class tickets. Hold Commercial NARTE Master Technician certificate with Land Mobile, Broadcast AM and Broadcast FM endorsements.
Like many others, I got intersted in CB radio. Especially Santa Monica REACT(KFR9525 and KIK0588). Then a true Southern Gentleman from South Carolina, Otice "Red" Gallman KF6D (SK) introduced me to "ham" radio. He helped me buy my first radio, a Yaesu 101EX. Later I transfered to San Jose where I was involved in Santa Clara County REACT. When I transferred to Sonoma County, Gary Jackman [KF6JF/ W6GWJ (SK)] tormented me daily until I took and passed my novice test. Later got my technician license, then gave up HF while raising our son, who played soccer from age 4 to age 18, when he tried out for the Mens Olympic Developement Team. Meanwhile, I concentrated on VHF/UHF Public Service.
Retired after 37 years with a major Telecom doing Toll/SpecialService (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Jose, Marin County, Sonoma County), Digital Transport (Sonoma County), and Commercial Radio and Television (San Francisco Television and Radio Operating Center [TVOC], and San Ramon Corporate HQ).
I enjoy HF,VHF,UHF modes including ATV [was ATV Unit Leader-CDF/VIP, and ATV Specialist RACES and Sonoma County Department of Emergency Services (DES/ACS)]. I am WAC, DXCC (220+), WAS (phone/digital), etc
STATION: I currently use a Kenwood TS-2000 100W on 6 through 40M, on a STEPPIR 3 ELE 30/40,up 35 feet,and a 80 M Dipole,on a MA-40 foot tower.
I like both ragchew, and am just getting my feet wet in DX contesting.
My primary interest has always been emergency communications. I have been a member of Gardena Police Department CB Monitor, Santa Monica REACT, Santa Clara Valley REACT, Sonoma County RACES, Cailfornia Department of Forest and Fire Prevention/Volunteer in Prevention (VIP), Pacific Telephone "SHARES", Pacific Bell National Security and Emergency Preparedness (NSEP)/North Coast EOC Director, and currently Sonoma County Department of Fire and Emergency Services/ACS (Currently South Sonoma County Unit Asst. Unit Ldr.), and NOAA SKYWARN Spotter (SO#49).
I am second generation HAM. My dad Carl K6CMS was trained as a radioman in the Army and sent to Korea in 1947. When he got out, he too worked for the Telephone Company from Craft to District Level Technical Engineer. My wife Kathy worked for the Company 40 years, and retired as a Communications Technician.She is licensed as K6KBS. We enjoy doing public service events using 2M together.
Son is a 1st Lt. of Recon Platoon, 3rd Stryker Team Combat Brigade, US Army. (No interest in radios, drat!)
Member: ARRL, ARRL VE, Redwood Empire DX Association (REDXA) Board Member, Northern California DX Assn., Sonoma County Dept. of Fire and Emergency Services/ACS[Asst Unit Leader-South County(Cotati-Rohnert Park-Sonoma State University)], Northern Califirnia Contest Club (NCCC), 10-10 #47155, SKCC #5349, Sonoma Mountain Repeater Society, and N.O.A.A. SKYWARN Weather Spotter #SO49.
Have operated as KFR9525, KIK0588, KB6QIV, K6P, N6R, W6F, N6P, N6RXA and, of course, N6GY
QSL info: DIRECT [SASE]100%, eQSL, LOTW, Bureau. .
40 Years EMERGENCY PUBLIC SERVICE
Missy the guard Beagle
Wife Son Grandson Daughter in law
My Son and His Son!
OLD FAMILY CAMERO
REBUILT REPAINTED and SOLD.Sigh!
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