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 
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 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 
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 Jay Slough K4ZLE
 Mike Chernus K6PZN
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 Stan Miln K6RMR 
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 Tom Wilson K7FA
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 Val Erwin W5PUT 
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Cam Harriot, KI6WK
(formerly WL7DDW, 1956)

In 1956 I was WL7DDW in Ketchikan, Alaska. I got my Novice license courtesy of the US Coast Guard operators in KTN.

One of the tiny TV shops in town went out of business and his wife had an auction. For ten dollars I got a Heathkit scope, two Coast Guard Transmitters in four foot high racks, a Navy Receiver that covered 3-12 MCs, a 3 ' by 2' by 5' "junk box" which was full of everything from resistors and capacitors to three foot long tubes, an army transmitter of uncertain vintage, a J-3 key, and a six foot 19" aluminum rack. I put the Navy receiver in the big rack, built it a power supply, and then modified the army transmitter for 40 meters CW. The circuit was simplicity itself - an xtal driven 6AG7 into an 807. I put up two twenty foot poles and strung my 40 meter antenna, fed with open wire lead. On the air I made a lot of contacts in SE Alaska. One evening I got a strange response to my CQ. He patiently kept sending his call until I figured out that it was VE9CJ in Australia. Sidney it turned out. He was a school teacher who had 65 kid in his class. He had decided to contact Novices in all US states and Territories. That was really exciting.


Cam Harriot KI6WK