Our Stories
 Bernie Huth W4BGH
 Bill Penhallegon W4STX
 Mike Branca W3IRZ
 Woody Pope ex-KN5GCM
 Ken Barber W2DTC
 Wayne Beck K5MB 
 Chuck Counselman W1HIS
 Dan Cron W6SBE
 Keith Synder KE7IOW
 Cam Harriot KI6WK 
 Ray Colbert W5XE 
 Slim Copeland K4KCS
 Dean Norris K7NO 
 John Fuller K4HQK
 Bill Tippett W4ZV
 Paula Keiser K8PK
 Mickey LeBoeuf K5ML
 Jim Cadien KC7ZMV
 Tony Rogozinski W4OI 
 Norm Goodkin K6YXH
 Doug Millar K6JEY
 Richard Cohen K6DBR
 Dick Newsome W0HXL
 Jeff Lackey K8CQ
 John Miller K6MM
 Al Burnham K6RIM 
 Jeff Wolf K6JW
 Jay Slough K4ZLE
 Mike Chernus K6PZN
 Richard Dillman W6AWO
 Stan Miln K6RMR 
 George Ison K4ZMI
 Don Minkoff NK6A  
 Tom Wilson K7FA
 Glen Zook K9STH
 Val Erwin W5PUT 
 Chas Shinn W7MAP/5
 Dean Straw N6BV
 Art Mouton K5FNQ
 Bob Silverman WA6MRK
Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH
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Al Burnham, K6RIM
(formerly KN6RIM, 1958)

Like many vintage hams, I was first licensed as a young teenager (age 15) in 1958.  My assigned call sign was KN6RIM.  1958 was the era of glow-in-the dark radios, no cell phones, computers, Internet.  Radio offered the allure of magically communicating through the airwaves.

These were the days of primarily AM voice and CW.  And lots of sunspots. 

KN6RIM's StationMy first receiver was a Hallicrafters S-85.  First transmitter was a homebrew crystal controlled 5-watter using a 6L6.  And a dipole antenna.

After a couple of months on the air, I wanted to be able to use a microphone and obtain more frequency privileges, so I upgraded to the General class license, and became K6RIM.

The homebrew transmitter was quickly replaced with a Globe Scout and Heathkit VFO.

Ten meters was hot back then, and I quickly became attracted to Dxing.  First real DX was KH6MG/ZK1 in the Cook Is.  Boy, I was forever hooked!

Flash forward over fifty years, and the magic is still there!  Having worked and confirmed all DX entities, I have maintained my interest by finding other mountains to climb: chasing new band countries and contesting.  Most of my activity is on CW.

The current rig is state-of-the-art: Icom IC-7800, Alpha 87A and M2 log periodic, computer logging, etc.  But my Novice days will never be forgotten.