Our Stories
 Mary Moore WX4MM
 Tom Fagan K7DF
 John Yasuda WB6PTC
 Lyle Heide WB9VTM
 Charles Bibb K5ZK
 Scott McMullen W5ESE
 Steve Melachrinos W3HF
 Marcel Livesay N5VU
 Rick Palm, K1CE
 Keith Darwin N1AS
 Russ Roberts KH6JRM
 Barry Whittemore WB1EDI
 Tom Herold N9BUL
 Larry Makoski W2LJ
 Alice King AI4K
 Fred Soper KC8FS
 Ann Santos WA1S
 Bill Brown KA6KBC 
 Matt Tinker AA8P
1951 - 1955
1956 - 1960
1961 - 1965
1966 - 1970
1971 - 1975
1976 - 1980
1981 - 1990
1991 - 2000

Lyle Heide, WB9VTM
(Formerly WN6PTC, 1976)

I was the Executive Director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Manitowoc, Wisconsin having returned home in 1972 after a good many years of wandering foreign lands as a Red Cross Field Director in the Services to the Military Program operated by the American National Red Cross.

In the years just prior to my licensing, I had offered a home to the local MANCORAD radio club in the Red Cross Building basement meeting room - The Radio Club had used one of the storage rooms to in which to establish their club radio and used to conduct their meetings in the RC basement classroom . I got to know all of the Club members - particularly one old timer named Charles Scholten who eventually became a member of my Board of Directors He got me interested in applying for my Novice license which I eventually did - the Code requirements were minimal and the written test was a snap - Well needless to say from the point on I was hooked and eventually worked my way through to the Extra Class level - It wasn't easy because of the code requirements but and a hearing disability I picked up while serving in the Army during the Korean Conflict