Sonoma County Radio Amateurs - Field Day
These photos are from years before Short Skip was published.
We were pleased to receive a series of early Field Day 35 mm slides.
These are from Donald E. (Don) ChristensenW6DZM and passed along by his daughter. (We have not been able to locate an obituary or information on Don, so if you have any information on Don, please pass it along. The Press Democrat obituary for Donald F. Christensen appears to be a different man.)
Some boxes are also identified W6LCZ - Kenneth Woodrow Christensen (1918-2012). You can read his obituary here.
Donald E. and Kenneth W. were brothers.
Thanks go to the Sonoma County Library's History and Geneology Annex and Katherine Rinehart and Tony Hoskins who made the scanner available to transfer these photos from the slides to jpg files.
Mike AD6YB at the Sonoma County Library's scanner
1961 - not available
1962 - not available
We seek to identify people and places in these photos. Please send information to AD6YB@ARRL.NET.
Call signs on the slides:
L6BIA / K6BIA - ORLANDO BENINCASA, Santa Rosa, CA K6BIA
??BLG - ???
N6CNJ - JAMES S JOSKA, N6CNJ, SK?
K6CPY - BLAIR E MITCHELL, K6CPY?
W6DZM - DONALD E CHRISTENSEN, Santa Rosa, CA W6DZM
W6IEN - ???
W6JOX - Charles W Prindle, W6JOX?
W6LCZ - KENNETH W CHRISTENSEN, Santa Rosa, CA W6LCZ
W6LOU - LOWELL L SPERRY, W6LOU?
W6LRS/K6LRS - THOMAS A HALEY, W6LRS; LARRY R STANTON, K6LRS?
K6MIE - JOHN R LAUDERMILCH, W6MIE?
K6QQI - ???
These are from an online lookup or best available data. Corrections and updates are requested!
Here's a history of the club. And, here's a table of the know officers and some key chairs since 1939.
SCRA held a very early Volunteer Examiner (VE) session. It is believed to be the second held in the
Western Region, and perhaps the second in the nation. Here are the VE documents from that session.
There's a great photo of the Club's station W6LFJ operating at the Red Cross at the Sonoma County
The club's website can be found at www.sonomacountyradioamateurs.com or www.socoham.org.
Mike Von der Porten, AD6YB, has developed a CPVC version of the popular 2-meter tape measure antenna.
For information click here.
last updated: 03/07/14 10:06:59 PM