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In April, 2008, Bill, N6ZFO relocated from the San Francisco Bay Area to a 27 acre farm on the summit of Mt. Dali Dona at the south end of Clear Lake, CA. Mt. Dali Dona was the site of the Konocti TV tower and transmitter in the 1950's. With XYL, operates the Talleyrand Winery, a small commercial winery and vineyard.  Serves as President, Friends of Taylor Observatory-Norton Planetarium, Inc. a CA 501 (c) (3) STEM resource for Lake County K-12 students.  

Previous call: KN6OPI (1955-6) and K6OPI (1956-71); K6OPI/4 (1964 Asheville NC);  N6ZFO since 1991.

Member - ARRL, NCCC (VP/Contest Chair 2002/3, Director, 2003/4), MLDXCC, SCCC, and REDXA (Director, 2001/2).  Co-Founder and 1st President, Claremont Colleges ARC, WA6LYL (1959).

AWARDS and RECOGNITION:

-- NCCC Contester of the Year, 2010-11.              -- NCCC President's Award 2015-16.

-- ARRL Sweepstakes: SF Section Records: "A" Category - CW. 167,000 points (2010)"A" - SSB, 170,000 pts (2013).  "UL," SSB, 138,092 (2012) "B"  - CW, 155,928 (2013)  [replaced oldest standing Sweepstakes record (from '74) in  Phone or CW Sweeps]

-- Pacific Division Top Score, ARRL SS CW "A" Category (2004, 2009, 2010, 2014) [Plaques courtesy of N6TV, Tks Bob!]; Pac Div. Top Score ARRL SS Phone "A" 2014  (plaque courtesy of ICOM)

-- ARRL 10m Top Ten US, SOLP Mixed, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015(2nd US, 3rd in world)

-- Contest Director and Founder of the NCCC Sprint Ladder Competition. http://www.ncccsprint.com;                     Director: NCCC Thursday Night Contesting (TNC)

As KN6OPI . . . WAC and WAS; as K6OPI, DXCC, WAZ.

Antennas: Yagis for HF and 6m; 40m Double Extended Zepp at 75 feet; 160m Inv. L and 600 ft Eu and JA Beverages for 160.

Professional activities:

Owns the Talleyrand Winery, Kelseyville CA.  http://talleyrandwinery.blogspot.com

President, Friends of the Taylor Obsevatory-Norton Planetarium, Kelseyville, CA   www.friendsoftaylor.org

Research Chemist in Food Safety -- 1969-2003: USDA, ARS, Western Regional Research Center: chemical toxicology, food-borne bacterial pathogens. Mass Spectrometry. 2004-5 Large Scale Biology Corporation, CSO of Predictive Diagnosics; Most recently, 2006-2009,  R&D for Quest Diagnostics, Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Education:  BS Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College; Ph.D. Chemistry, Purdue Univ.

Family: Married , 3 children, 3 cats, 1 wife.

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