Episode 369 – Alan Thompson – W6WN
Alan Thompson, W6WN, was a volunteer rescuer to the Camp Fire in Northern California a few years ago. This experience made Alan an evangelist for the deployment and use of conventional radio communications and the training that saves lives and property, as a backup to the costly but fragile smartphone systems that suddenly do not work in a natural disaster. Alan tells his ham radio story in this QSO Today.
W6WN QRZ Page
Hometown: Whittier, California
First License: Novice, Age 11, WV6ZHL, 1962
Mentor: Harry Debiddle, W6MPD
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Young Alan tuning the Novice Rig
W6WN Ham Shack
Icom IC-2730 Dual Band Mobile Transceiver
Xiegu G90 HF Transceiver