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Donald Simon

El Cerrito 94530
United States, CA

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Call data

Last update:2017-11-26 03:01:43
Main prefix:K
Federal state:CA
US county:Contra Costa
DXCC Zone:291
ITU Zone:6
CQ Zone:3
ULS record:770080

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2017-08-13 00:12:08
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


First licensed as KN9OZM 1957 in Chicago
General: K9OZM 1958
General: N6FEO
Advanced: KE6JV
Extra: NI6A

Active on 160 M - 70 CM, CW, Digital, FM, and SSB.

General license in 1958. Active in Chicago RACES, ARES, MARS, and NTS. Operated 9RN, ILN, CAN, TCC Central, RN6, NCN, PAN, TCC Pacific, 50 WPM Morse Code certificate

Formerly, East Bay Section Traffic manager from 1980 - 1990. Assistant Net manager RN6, Asst. EC West Contra Costa County ARES, OES, ORS, ROWH, OTC, RCC, Brass Pounders League (100 plus BPLs), Past Asst. Director ARRL Pacific Division, ARRL, QCWA, and member of California Historical Radio Society (CHRS)

Formerly Communications Committee Chairman for Disaster Services of the American Red Cross, East Bay Chapter, from 1981-1990, AEC West Contra Costa County ARES/RACES, California Dept. of Forestry Volunteer in Prevention, long time member of the Northern California Packet Radio Society, the East Bay Amateur Radio Club, One of the original founders of PACNET. Co-founder and sysop of W6CUS Packet BBS.

Currently retired from the above.

One of the original stations approved for temporary authorization (STA) for unattended HF packet radio message forwarding operations under FCC Letter of Authorization 7230-J in the mid eighties.

My first love is CW. Missing the old timers such as W6LKE, N6DRT, W9DYG, W9ZYK, W9JOZ, VE3CWA, W4KFC, W9DO, W3CUL W6EOT, W6IPL, N6GW, W7BS, K6TP, W0RLI, KA6M, W6ZRJ, and especially WA6BXT (love you JT).

Interested in error free hf digital communications, cw, public service, and propagation theory


Equip: Yaesu FT-450D, Ftdx1200, Ft-60R, Uv-82HP, Uv-82, Uv-25x4, IC-271H, SignalinkUSB, Dentron Clipperton L, Ameritron AL-811H, Palstar AT2K, Mirage B108 amp, 2-105 AH Deep Cycle Battery and solar panel.

Ants: Dipole 121' long total with vertex at 40' inverted V formation
1/4 wave tuned verticals 6M - 20M, 2- Diamond x200a dualband verticals, 2M Ringo Ranger, Transmitting Discone.

Other images

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NI6A / Overlooking East SF Bay. El Cerrito at the extreme upper left. Mt. Diablo in the background

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