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Initiated by Miki Lustig, KK6MRI, the W6BB Amateur Radio Club organized an exam session on Oct 27, 2014.
Most of the candidates came from a course that Miki is teaching this semester. The session produced 12 new technician licenses, 2 new general licenses and 1 extra license. The VE team consisted of:
Sharon Primbsch, AA6XZ
Randy Jenkins, KA6BQF
David Haycock, KI6AWR
Gerald Foster, WA6BXV
Fritz Sommer, K6EE
Sharon wants to thank all candidates for being the first group to successfully sign up on our website. This was a tremendous help in streamlining and reducing paperwork.
Concerning the next on campus exam session: Please spread the word that the next big one will be held in spring 2015. Further, if there is interest in a sooner exam session, some of the VE team might be up for organizing another smaller session in the nearer future.
The W6BB centennial was featured in the May 2014 issue of QST (p. 75-76). This is the print version of a news article published earlier, and brought to the ARRL’s attention by Sarah Maxim, great-granddaughter of Hiram Percy Maxim (W1AW) and Vice-Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley.
Further W6BB mention in the May 2014 QST includes the 2013 November Sweepstakes CW results, in which W6BB (op. Jack, K6JEB, with minimal assistance from Bill, AG6RB, along to improve his CW listening and contest skills) placed 4th in the School category and 3rd in the California division.
On Friday evening April 11, W6BB members Jack (K6JEB) and Bill (AG6RB) will present their discoveries, insights, and achievements in building a resonant feedline dipole and analyzing it using the East Bay Amateur Radio Club’s new RigExpert AA-230 Pro antenna analyzer. The resonant feedline dipole is a highly portable antenna for those times when you want to pack light and leave the tuner at home, but can also be built for high-power purposes.
Following the event, more details on the antenna design, measurements, and references will be posted to the W6BB webpage, and possibly also the EBARC webpage.