I was born and raised on Maui, Hawaii. I first got my license in 1958 when I was 13 years old, as WH6CUA - Novice. I received KH6CUA in 1960. My first rig was a Heathkit AT-1 and a Hallicrafter receiver. I can't remember what model.
Upon receiving my general I bought an HQ-140X receiver and a Viking Valiant. The antenna was a dipole for 40 meters and a three element homemade beam for 15 meters.
I came to California in 1964 and received license WB6UAQ. I went to college in Kalmath Falls, Oregon; also went to technical college in San Francisco, CA. I worked in Santa Clara, California for a number of electronic companies.
I moved to a little town in northern California, called Oroville, in 1975. I have had too many pieces of equipment over the years. In 2004 I asked for a vanity call, dropping the H from my old Hawaii call and am now K6CUA. Amateur radio has been a wonderful hobby for me. I have met many great people all over the world on the air.
One of my mentors in Hawaii was KH6FF, in the late 50's and early 60's. His name was David Kiyo Enomoto.
My current interests are Collins Equipment and some of the old AM boat anchors. My station consists of a KWM-2, Collins S Line, and 30S1 amp. Also, KWS1 Gold Dust Twins and an FT 1000D.
My AM station consists of a Viking Valiant HQ140X and my original; that I have packed around for the last 50 plus years, the Heathkit AT-1. The station also has an assortment of many other items: the NC-303 and Viking Ranger driving a Johnson Thunderbolt amp (thanks to Mac W6FCS).
I am married to a wonderful woman named Dena. Her father was K6YVY/SK. I have three step-sons, five grandchildren and numerous animals. I continue to work and do not plan to retire.
Hope to work you some day, 73 Roger
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