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Personal Info

Retired California Music Educator of almost 33 years.

Relocated to Olympia, WA after living and working most of my life in California.



*Aviation - too expensive to fly at the moment!!

*Boating - 1972 Century Coronado

*Music - performing on Bass/Tenor Trombone, Bass Guitar, Guitar

*Photography - Volunteer Photographer for the Arlington, WA Fly-In

*RV'ing - Member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) in our 1983 Airstream 310 TurboDiesel

              Classic Motor home and towing our Jeep Grand Cherokee

*Building Aluminum J Poles

*Ham Radio - Active on 2m / 222Mhz / HF / HF Mobile / PSK31 / APRS


Ham Gear -


Ham Shack HF

Icom IC-7200 w/Heil iC Mic on the Heil PL2T/ LDG IT-100 Autotuner into a RadioWavz 40m OCFD 

              Hammarlund HQ-215 Receiver


Ham Shack VHF/UHF

Kenwood TM 631A (2m/220MHz)

 Icom IC-V8000 (2m Mobile) w/RIGblaster pro for VHF Packet

Icom IC-V82 2m HT

 Yaesu VX 5 HT (2m-440-6m)

Yaesu FT-90 Mico Mini 2m/70cm Mobile Radio

Yaesu FT-470 2m/70cm HT

Yaesu FT-8500 dedicated to a Raspberry Pi-TNC-X for an APRS iGate

Kenwood TH-D74 Tri-Band APRS/D-Star HT


Station Power

Alinco DM-330 FX 30amp switching power supply

2x -  Honda 2000i Generators (if needed)






Icom 706 MkIIG/Heil iC Microphone

Diamond SG7000A VHF/UHF

MFJ 40m Ham Stick

Icom V82 2m HT dedicated for Mobile APRS

APRS TNC: Argent Data Open Tracker USB

MFJ 1721 Ultralite 2m Mag Mount for APRS


Airstream 310 Motorhome:

     Icom 706 MkIIG

W6AAQ "DK3" Screwdriver HF Antenna - 10-80m

Diamond 2m/70cm mobile antenna

MFJ "Hershey Kiss" 2m MagMount Antenna for APRS



"Horse Fence" 80m Dipole

Homebrew T6061 Aluminum J Poles on 2m/23cm/70cm


Ham Radio Activities

A member of the California Rescue ARES Communications Net on 7.250 MHz (M-F) The "Gordo Net"

The RV Service Net and the "Noon Time Net" on 7.268.5 MHz

Photographer/Hootenanny Performer in "Quartzfest" - a gathering of hams in Quartzsite, AZ (www.quartzfest.org)

My first ham radio contacts were on 40m - CW with a straight key back in the late 80's

Avid follower of TWiT's "Ham Nation" and often in the chat room participant

APRS - I use APRS in both the Jeep and the RV using Argent Data's Open Tracker USB & the OMxTracker.  I also use

              the Byonics Micro-Trak AIO (All In One).  I typically use the SSID.....(-1...-2...-7)


Latest Ham Radio Projects

Learning to use D-Star on my new D74 HT





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QRZ Logbook Summary for - KB6YAF
Latest Contacts for KB6YAF at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
AD4ZU 2017-01-04 70cm DSTAR EL88qg United States Christopher H Day
KI6OSH 2010-09-23 40m SSB CM98hr United States Joe C Christie
KI7WP 2010-09-23 40m SSB CN74xt United States John B Brown, Jr
WA6SLJ 2010-09-23 40m SSB DM04wk United States JIM W KLOSTERMAN
N6CIC 2010-09-23 40m SSB DM04tl United States THOMAS S GRIFFIN
N6SRZ 2010-09-23 40m SSB DM04wl United States FRANK J FEDOR

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