University of California Amateur Radio Club: 101 years and counting..
Call history and some notable club members:
1914 - 1918: 6XB (Experimental Special Land Station - and Amateur Station)
Our three founding members:
Frank Rieber, 6XR in Berkeley, UCB EE degree 1914. Became developer of seismic measurement equipment.
Lewis Mason Clement, 6XC in Oakland (later K3AA, K4UR, K4UV), UCB EE degree 1914. Wireless operator on the Alaska coastal steemer S. S. Spokane when it sank in 1911. First person to talk by voice from an airplane (JN 4 Curtis Jenny) to ground in 1917.
Haraden W. Pratt, San Francisco - UCB EE class of 1914. Became telecommunication advisor of presidents Truman and Eisenhauer.
1921 or before: 6BB (Amateur Station)
1921: 6XM (Experimental Special Land Station)
Thorn Mayes, 6AX - UCB EE degree 1927. Built 1KW spark station at Coalinga Highschool in 1921. Member of the Norman Nevills River expeditions in the 1930s. Build water pumps for irrigation while with GE. After retirement in 1963 he started to collect information about the wireless history in the west.
1929 to present: W6BB
Clyde E. Wiegand, W6CGD - PhD Physics. Member of Manhatten Project and co-discoverer of the antiproton.
George M. W. Badger, W6TC (1925-2009) - UCB EE class of 1951. Research engineer at Eimac who was part of the Eimac team who succeeded in the first earth-moon-earth communication.
Malcolm I. Raff, WA2UNP (1940-2010), Berkeley - PhD Astrophysics UCB 1976.
If you have information about former W6BB members to be added, please let us know...
In March 21-28, 2014 for our centennial we used the special event call W6C.
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