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KA6KBC
Bill Brown
Advanced Class
KA6KBC Ham Since 1979
United States

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Other Callsigns
None - Kept my Novice Call.

My Ham Radio Interests
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.


Equipment
Equipment:

Kenwood TS 520S
Kenwood TS 520

Realistic DX-150A - General Coverage Receiver
2 Meter HT
Heathkit HW7
40 Meter Pixie Transceiver

MFJ 941B - Antenna Tuner
MFJ 949D - Antenna Tuner

So far on 40/20 Meters SSB and 40 Meters CW.

Antennas:

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)

Other Interests
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.

Clubs
WB6HJJ - Fontana High School Radio Club - Former Member

WA6EKN - Chaffey College Radio Club - Former Member

WA6GYI - Cal Poly Pomona Radio Club - Former Member

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W9SRK Brian Sokol Other20 Request Connection
KW4VL Victor Langley Other468 Request Connection
WY0MN Lex Heath Other6 Request Connection
K4UAD Brandon Dean Other44 Request Connection
N5FKW James "jim" Lotspeich Other43 Request Connection
DU1KUQ Greene Herrera Friend160 Request Connection
MM6EWX Angel Talplacido Jr. Other36 Request Connection
K4GSG Glen Smith Friend13 Request Connection
K0IP John Wilson Other5 Request Connection
CT1BWW Manuel Marques Friend11 Request Connection
KD0JCW Marvin McGill Other232 Request Connection
RW3QKZ Vladimir Bukhtoyarov Other1 Request Connection
N4EMP Eddie Phillips Friend50 Request Connection
JA1IST Kazu Naguro Friend20 Request Connection
KF6YGY Robert Dalley Friend5 Request Connection
WB4IUY Dave Hockaday Group, Association or Club381 Request Connection
G4KKI william stevenson Other4 Request Connection