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Derek Lyon-McKeil
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AI6F Ham Since 1993
United States

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Other Callsigns
M0GVK in the UK

My Ham Radio Interests
Emergency Communications, General playing around with radios. Doing VE sessions.

My Shack is a 1987 Suburban 4x4 that started life as a news van. It was converted to a satellite up-link truck and then surplussed out. They took the TV gear and antennas but left me the 4kW generator built in power distribution system and dual battery system.

TM D-710

Other Interests
Volunteer with Cal Fire Volunteers In Prevention. One of my duties is working in a fire lookout tower. I also get to work on the communications van. I'm a member of the Military Vehicle Collectors of California and I have a 1954 Army ambulance. I also enjoy railroading and maritime history.

Sunnyvale ARES, Sunnyvale CA.

Air Show on 30-31 July 2011

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7/21/2011 5:14:36 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

One of my other hobbies is antique military vehicles. I have an army M-170 ambulance.

The military vehicle collectors club I belong to was invited to Travis Air Force Base (Northern California) for an air show. The USAF Thunderbirds will be in attendance along with lots of displays and such. I'm mentioning this here because my shack is also the tow vehicle for the ambulance. The ambulance tops out at about 45 mph it is considerably easier for all involved if we just tow it to events that are a bit farther away.

The fun bit will be turning up at the gate with a truck that has a bunch of antennas popping out of it. It will be interesting to fire up the radio gear (if time permits) and see what we hear.

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