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Everyone knows me as "Tim".

The FCC has me by my legal handle, “Julian T.” …

Everyone and the FCC are correct.

 

I could have gained my HAM ticket in the late fifties as a freshman at Kauai High School, Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii… studying with highly-revered Master Elmer, Dr. Katashi Nose, KH6IJ, SK. (His daughter has his call sign now.) He was my Chemistry teacher but he taught Amateur Radio as an elective. At the time, I chose Commericial Radio over Amateur Radio and I started my career at KTOH, 1490 AM, as a DJ in 1958 (Dr. Nose was the Chief Engineer of the station). I ended my career as an In-Take/Output Technician for the entertainment news tabloid, Access Hollywood. A step up? Hhhuuummm.

 

I achieved my Amateur Technician’s license 46 years after first meeting Dr. Nose and upgraded to General and Extra just before my 10-year renewal. I never found the time to study for license advancement until I retired from the techie side of the Radio/TV Industry, NBC, Burbank, Thanksgiving of 2009. They weren’t going to allow me the time off for the Holiday, so…

 

I achieved my FCC First Class Radio-Telephone Commercial License in 1969 when working at KBHK-TV, San Francisco as a Technical Director of Prime Time On-Air Operations. My most gratifying professional years, though, were as an Assistant Editor for a number of Sit Coms and Music-Variety Specials of the Eighties and Nineties… contributing to two Emmy wins during that time. I didn’t receive any statuettes… just certificates for the wall of my shack. I'd like to thank the Academy...

 

Most of my HF contacts are via Phone on a Yaesu FT-1000MP Mark-V… operating barefoot at a max of 200W… through a small G5RV mounted as an Inverted V. I also operate PSK 31 on an FT-897… with either a Bazooka double dipole or my Buddipole System… mostly on 20 meters… some 40.

 

My condo association is very watchful for any antennas that can be readily seen from the common grounds. So, to be a good citizen of the community, the apex of my G5RV is mounted at the top of one of the trees inside my patio at 17 feet and I unfold the legs of the dipole every time I use it. Likewise with most of my antennas… set up and tear down with each use. It’s amazing what a little camouflage paint and a stealthy tree placement will do for you!

 

I’m a member of the La Crescenta Radio Club (in a suburb of Los Angeles) and the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club near my present home QTH, about 50 miles West of Downtown Los Angeles… along Highway 101.

 

My call sign was inspired by my Mom and by Honolulu's Top-Rated Rock Radio Station during the sixties, KPOI, AM 1380.

Mom called me her “Poi Boy” to encourage me to eat the mineral-rich goop as a youngster growing up in Honolulu, Oahu; Hilo, Hawaii and Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii!

And, I wanted to be an on-air Poi Boy for KPOI Radio when it was Hawaii's #1 Rock station.  I came close... I was a DJ at the competition, KORL, while studying Business, Hotel Management and Tourism, at the University of Hawaii.

 

Aloha & 73,

Tim... K6POI... The Poi Boy

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