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I became licensed as a novice (KN6YEK) in 1956 and upgraded to technician (K6YEK) in 1957. My first station included a Heathkit AR-3, a Hallicrafters S-20R with a homebrew 6m converter and a WRL Globe Chief followed by a WRL Globe Scout with home brew antennas. I went off the air in 1968 due to work commitments and let my license lapse while in grad school (1972).

In June, 2012 I received my general class license as KJ6YIP and applied for my old call sign back receiving it at the end of June. The following month I passed the Extra class exam and received my Extra class license. I also went through the certification process to become a VE.

I  owned a fabric awning company in San Leandro, CA for 21 years until 2007 when I sold the company and retired. I continue to be active with the Western Canvas Products Association and volunteer my time as a board member (president) of Birthright of San Lorenzo, a crisis pregnancy center.

My station consists of a Kenwood TS-990S with a Heil PR781 and an Ameritron AL-80B into either a homebrew trap dipole in an inverted "V" running N/S or a Gap Titan-DX antenna mounted on the roof of my home.

You can generally find me on the 3905 Century Club 40m SSB & 75m SSB late nets as well as chasing counties, states for the 5 band WAS, dx and rag chewing.  Am also starting to work digital modes.

I am happy to exchange QSL cards and if I haven't sent one out first, will promptly reply to all cards received. A SASE is not required.  I also upload my log to LOTW & will upload to e-QSL if you want to go that route.  I still, however, prefer the paper QSL cards.  If I somehow missed sending you a card, send me an e-mail with the particulars and I will get one right out.

Look forward to talking with you on the air. 73, Bill

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - K6YEK
Latest Contacts for K6YEK at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
K1YAG/MTX 2017-05-09 80m LSB EM00kf United States
WA7ITZ 2017-05-09 80m LSB DN40as United States RAY A FRIESS, JR
KB5YZZ 2017-05-09 80m LSB DM65sc United States RICHARD C TILLER
KT4CB/P 2017-05-08 40m LSB FM08sn United States
N7JAP 2017-05-07 80m LSB CN87rx United States John A Prendergast
WX7P 2017-05-07 40m LSB DN08vk United States Janet E LOWREY
W7XQ 2017-05-07 80m LSB CN94gf United States Steve Gette
W7ZZ 2017-05-07 80m LSB CN87rl United States DOUGLAS K SMITH
N9DK 2017-05-07 80m LSB CM87wj United States DAVID R KOBERSTEIN
N7T 2017-05-07 80m LSB United States AZDPS Field Communication Exercise
N0KVN/7 2017-05-07 80m LSB United States
N7N 2017-05-07 80m LSB United States 2016 7QP Glen Brown
K6CA 2017-05-07 80m LSB DM12ms United States TIMOTHY HOY
N6WKZ 2017-05-06 80m LSB CM87sr United States PHILLIP H SPARGO
NJ8G 2017-05-06 40m LSB DM33vo United States Walter C Reinert

Book Totals: 4893 qso's   2023 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

United States Counties Award#2130
Granted: 2016-07-20 05:12:02   (K6YEK)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 500 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Phone
United States Award#1935
Granted: 2016-03-21 20:10:03   (K6YEK)

  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • Mixed Phone
World Continents Award#12307
Granted: 2016-03-21 20:10:03   (K6YEK)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#11008
Granted: 2016-03-21 20:10:02   (K6YEK)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Digital
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