Episode 354 – Marty Woll – N6VI

Marty Woll, N6VI, found his way into amateur radio, along with other high school teens in Southern California’s San Fernando Valley in the late 1960s. Interested in CW, chasing DX, and contesting, Marty’s ham radio interests evolved to include VHF, UHF, and microwave contest “roving”, and now emergency communications.  N6VI has always been a leader in our hobby and is my QSO Today. 

HomeTown:  Granada Hills, California

First Rig: 
Heathkit DX-60 Transmitter
Hallicrafters SX-111 Receiver
Inverted V Antenna
Heathkit SB-301
Heathkit SB-401

Current Rig: 
Elecraft K3 HF Transceiver
Kenwood TX930 VHF/UHF Transceiver
Alpha 78 Amplifier
Expert Liner 1.3 K
Dipole Antenna

Favorite Operating mode:  CW

Boy Scouts Signaling Field Day
Morse Code on Flags 
Bishop Alemany High School
Lee Jones WB6OLD
West Valley Amateur Radio Club
The Hams Wide World, Dave Bell Video
Apex Electronics, San Fernando, CA
UCLA Amateur Radio Club, W6YRA 
Southern California DX Club
Dick Norton, N6AA
CQ Worldwide Contest
Gray-line Propagation
“Romeo Clubs” are  restless old men eating out
Emcomm – Emergency Communications
National NCX-3 Transceiver
Quad Antenna
Drake-Line Transceivers  
Henry Radio
Wayne Overbeck, N6ND
Mountain Top Radio Contest Operation
Chip N6CA
San Bernardino Microwave Society
National Traffic System
Welcome New Ham Messages on NTC
The San Fernando Valley Radio Club
Microwave Rover Contest
The 10 Band Rover
50 Mhz and U Group of Northern California
Haliburtin aluminum suitcase 
N6VI Rooftop Transverter Box
Yaesu FT-851 VHF/UHF Transceiver as Baseband Rig
Frasier Peak, California
Mt. Potosi, Nevada
Cactus Intertie
Family Radio Service
GMRS – General Mobile Radio Service
Marty Woll N6VI on Using FRS and GMRS RadiosUsing FRS and GMRS Radios for Local Disaster Communications, by Marty Woll, N6VI
Malibu Fire, California
Sayre Fire,  Sylmar, CA
April Moell, WA6OPS
OCHeart Amateur Radio Service
ReddiNet System, Southern California,  
HOA Antenna Restrictions N6VI
N6VI, “Get your neighbors in your HOA to see amateur radio as an asset”
SOTA – Summits on the Air
Receiving Antennas for the Radio Amateur,  Eric Nichols

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now:  spread the love of learning that is part of being a ham. 

Advice to new or returning hams:  Get involved in one or more clubs in the loca area.  Join the ARRL.  Delve into new areas of ham radio. 

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N6VI Mobile Rover
N6VI Transverter Box that rides on the roof of his rover
N6VI working an “emcomm” event
Kenwood TS-930 VHF/UHF Transceiver

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