Mike Chernus, K6PZN
(formerly KN6PZN, 1958)
I was a student at Hamilton High in Los Angeles from September 1957 to June 1960 and was in Jack Brown's electronic classes. I did learn the code from Jack, but my father, Leon K6PZJ and his brother Joe K6PZM and I all took the Novice and Technician license tests in February. Both my dad and uncle passed away many years ago.
I received KN6PZN in about February 1958 and K6PZN in about March 1958. I am still licensed as an Amateur Extra Class K6PZN. I have a BS from UCLA and MS from Cal State Long Beach in electrical engineering. I have been an engineering consultant as Chernus Designs for more than 25 years with a speciality in antenna design and EMI/EMC reduction.
Jack Brown was the start of me getting serious about electronics and I visited him at Hami when he was still there and I was in LA. I last saw Jack at a reunion picnic some years ago in LA.
Jack was the one who got all of us teenagers really into HAM RADIO and electronics. I was one of many who operated K6CXI, the Hamilton High Radio Club station. I also participated in field days with the club.