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Originally licensed as KN6IYK in 1957. Actively involved in Amateur Radio Emergency Communications, Spectrum Management, and Frequency Coordination for over 50 years.

Primary Amateur Radio Interest is Public Service


  • Section Manager, ARRL Santa Barbara Section, 2016 - Present   ARRLSB.org

  • President, VERA - Valley Emergency Radio Association, 1983 - Present  VERA.k6iyk.net

    • VERA operates an open repeater on 224.36 MHz. (PL=107.2 Hz.) in Southern California.

  • Member, Oat Mountain Amateur Radio Society (OMARS) - 1978 - Present - Cactus Intertie Affiliate

  • Member, Ventura County ARES/ACS  VC-ARES.org   VC-ACS.org

  • Member, Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service (DCS)  DCS-22.orgs.cc

  • Member, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)  ARRL.org

  • Member, Amateur Satelite Corporation (AMSAT)  AMSAT.org

  • Member, Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR)  TAPR.org


  • Asst Section Emergency Coordinator (ASEC) - Los Angeles Section

  • District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) - NW Los Angeles Section

  • Emergency Coordinator (EC) - LA Area 4 - San Fernando Valley

  • Coordinator, SRV-ERN - Santa Rosa Valley-Emergency Radio Network, 2008-2016  SantaRosaValley.US/srv-ern.htm


Spectrum Management


  • Treasurer, 220SMA - 220MHz. Spectrum Management Association of Southern California, 1998 - Present  220SMA.org

  • Internet Services Officer, 220SMA, 2015 - Present


  • Secretary, 220SMA Coordination Board, 2002 - 2016

  • Representative, NFCC - National Frequency Coordinators Council - 220SMA Rep 1993 - 2015

  • President, 220SMA, 1989 - 2001

  • Treasurer, TASMA - Two Meter Area Spectrum Management Association, 1999 - 2002  TASMA.org

  • Internet Services Coordinator - TASMA, 2000 - 2005

  • Member, ARRL Spectrum Management Committee

  • Member of Organizational Drafting Committee and Founding Director of National Frequency Coordinators Council (NFCC)  orgs.cc/NFCC/

  • Member, ARRL 219 MHz Committee

  • Recipient, ARRL Southwestern Division Meritorious Service Award - 1999

  • Along with K6JJN (Millie) and K6JJK (Bill), one of the early Control Operators for K6MYK, the first Amateur repeater in Southern California (established by Art Gentry - W6MEP)


Pioneer in Amateur Packet Radio

  • Operated longest running Packet BBS in Southern California 1983-1998

  • Founding Member, SCDCC - Southern California Digital Communications Council.. Administrative Director of SCDCC for several years.

  • WESTNET Coordinator, 1987-1996

  • Organizer and Initial Chairman, SCAPS - Southern California Association of Packet SYSOPs


Active in Army MARS for over 35 years


  • Member, Army MARS

  • Internet Services Officer, Region 9

  • Webmaster - Army MARS Support Pages  USAMARS.US


  • State Director (AAA9CS), CS-AMARS - Southern California Army MARS, 1994-1999

  • Coordinator, CS-AMARS Digital Network (AAV9PA) - 1988-1999


Professional and Financial Support

Maintains the following Websites to support Amateur Radio and associated organizations.

  • ARRLSB.org - ARRL Santa Barbara Section
  • 220SMA.org - 220 MHz Spectrum Management Association (220SMA)

Provides and maintains the following Websites to support Amateur Radio and associated organizations.

  • DCS-22.orgs.cc - Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service - Lost Hills Station
                       with Sites for and Links to Amateur Public Service organizations.
  • USAMARS.us - U S Army MARS Support Pages
  • VC-ACS.org - Ventura County Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)
  • VC-ARES.org - Ventura County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
  • VERA.k6iyk.net - Valley Emergency Radio Association (VERA)


Professional Background

  • President, CSC Consulting Services (CSCCS) - Management and Technical Consulting


  • Employed for over 40 years as Management Systems Consultant and Network Architect/Technologist for multiple Divisions of Litton Industries, Inc., and a nationwide Management Consulting Firm.




K6IYK (at) K6IYK (dot) net

Jim (at) Fortney (dot) org

K6IYK (at) ARRL (dot) net

K6IYK (at) AMSAT (dot) org

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