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
1951 - 1955
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1991 - 2000

Stan Miln, K6RMR
(formerly KN6RMR, 1958)

I was a Novice in 1958 and that was what I operated, 145 to 147Mhz crystal controlled 75 watts power input Maximum Power.  To access the entire band you had to be a General or higher.  I took my Dad's Gonset Communicator and made my first contact on 4/15/58.  The License was dated to start on 4/8/58.  I attached my Novice license.  At that time the Novice had not changed from it start in 1951 until Nov 22, 1968 when the Novice lost the 2 meter phone privileges and became a CW license only. 


In 1951 about June my dad got his Novice License. At the age of 8 years old I use to talk 3rd Party on 2 meters AM with my dad. His first 2 meter radio was a military Surplus Arc 4 Aircraft transceiver converted to 2 meters.  When Gonset came out with the communicator about 1954 my dad brought one home from the Old Henry Radio in West LA.


Stan K6RMR