Ham Since 1979
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I currently live in Yorba Linda, Ca. I was born in Fontana, Ca. My Dad WB6CGN (SK) was a HAM and got me started in Electronics/Radio/SWL, when I was in 5th Grade with SWL and a Crytal Set.
I got my Ticket at Fontana High School (WB6HJJ) 1980 - From Lou Malory WA6DVK. In 1981 I upgraded to Advanced. During College I got out of the hobby then got back into it about 20 years later (started up again in late 2005).
After High School I studied Electronics/General Ed at Chaffey College then went on to get a BS Degree in Electronics from Cal Poly Pomona. I also earned my FCC General Radio Operators License (GROL) after completing my studies. While at Chaffey College, Alta Loma, CA - I was a member of the very inactive Electronics Club Station - WA6EKN. Sorry to say the College does not even have an Electronics Program any more. Was a member of the Cal Poly Pomona Radio Club - WA6GYI. Sorry to say that the Club station now seems to be Inactive.
I have worked as an Electrical Engineer for almost 20 years. I spent a few years in AeroSpace (Rockwell), but most of my time has been in consumer electronics (Hand held Remote controls - Check out uei.com we have done some neat products).
These days I'm into Homebrewing and QRP.
Kenwood TS 520S
Kenwood TS 520
Realistic DX-150A - General Coverage Receiver
2 Meter HT
40 Meter Pixie Transceiver
MFJ 941B - Antenna Tuner
MFJ 949D - Antenna Tuner
So far on 40/20 Meters SSB and 40 Meters CW.
My wife and the local area don't like towers and "unsightly" antennas. I have three antennas up today.
a.) 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m Stealth Dipole on my backyard fence about 10 Feet high.
b.) 40m Stealth Dipole on the eave on my house about 20 feet high.
c.) 2M Ground plane inside the garage
d.) 40m Homebrew Tak-antenna or Tak-tenna (See http://www.myhamshack.com/viewProject.aspx?ProjectID=23 or http://billbrwn.tripod.com//id3.html)
Playing Guitar, Current Events, Computers, and Church.
Eagle Scout '79 Troop 512 - Fontana, Ca.
Holcomb Valley Scout Camp - Big Bear Ca - Staff 84, 85, 86, 87, and 88.
WB6HJJ - Fontana High School Radio Club - Former Member
WA6EKN - Chaffey College Radio Club - Former Member
WA6GYI - Cal Poly Pomona Radio Club - Former Member