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
1956 - 1960
1961 - 1965
1966 - 1970
1971 - 1975
1976 - 1980
1981 - 1990
1991 - 2000

Keith Synder, KE7IOW
(formerly KN6VRU, 1956)

I received my Novice license, KN6VRU effective December 28, 1956, after taking the test at 301 Spring St., Los Angeles.  I remember  studying a long time for the license, and also practicing code a lot!   I assembled a Heathkit DX-35 transmitter, and had purchased a used Hallicrafters SX-35 receiver.  My shack was a table in our unfinished house addition, with a copper-wire dipole antenna on the roof.  I  regret that I did not save any of my QSL cards, which were from stations up and down the West Coast and, as I recall, as far east as Illinois!  I tried and failed once for the General License, so let my Novice license lapse in December, 1957 in favor of girls and football, and was not struck by the radio bug until after I retired.   And now, fifty years later, I successfully earned my General, and have become active again as a Board member of the Stanwood-Camano Amateur Radio Club, call KC7MAP.  I enjoy "dabbling" in Amateur  Radio, particularly Emergency Communications, and I have joined the local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization.


Keith Snyder, KE7IOW