Episode 389 – Arnie Shatz – N6HC


Arnie Shatz, N6HC, began his amateur radio journey over 64 years ago, loves to work DX, on CW, and has participated in 14 major DXpeditions, including the ill fated 3Y0Z to  Bouvet Island a few years ago.  N6HC believes that amateur radio is the best hobby for developing critical thinking and problem solving skills, and he is my QSO Today.


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Byron “Barney” Dennison, W3YFW
Betty Dennison,  W3APT

First License: 1957 Age 13, Novice 
Upgrade Oct 1957,  General Class

First Rig:
Heathkit AR2 Receiver
Heathkit AT-1 Transmitter

Upgrade Station:
World Radio Labs GlobeChief Transmitter
National NC88 Receiver

Current Rigs: 
2 X Kenwood TS-950SD Transceivers
Yaesu FT-100D 6 meters and 2 meters

Favorite Operating Mode:  CW

Jim Talens, N3JAT went to Central High School
Mark Beckwith, N5OT 
Dave Bell W6AQ
Gordon West, WB6NOA
Bob Allphin,K4UEE
Craig Thompson K9CT
Glen Johnson, W0GJ
Hal Turley, W8HC
Dave Minister, ARRL CEO
Wayne Overbeck, N6NB
Dave Sumner, K1ZZ
Tim Duffy, K3LR
Dave Collingham, K3LP
Wayne Spring, W6IRD
Carl Gardenias, WU6D

Boy Scouts of America, Radio Merit Badge
Morse Code
Philco Engineering, Philadelphia
Code Practice Oscillator, Vacuum Tube 1957
WAS – Worked All States
Eastern Pennsylvania Traffic Handling Net
FCC Philadelphia
Screen Modulator
Paper Route
Bar Mitzvah 
Central High School, Philadelphia, “807” Amateur Radio Club, 
EF Johnson Viking Navigator
Sunspot Cycle 
Temple University, Premed, and Medical School
Biomedical Engineer
University of California, San Francisco
United States Health Service, Department of Navy
Hopi Indians
Navajo Indians
CW Traffic Net
Indian Health Service Navajo and Hopi Reservations
Pacific Palisades
Yaesu FT-107 Transceiver 
SO2R Contesting -Single Operator Two Radio
Southern California Contest Club
CERT City of Costa Mesa 
CERT Tustin
RACES – Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service 
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Association
ARRL, Legacy Circle
ARRL, Maxim Society
ARRL Field Day
Amateur Radio Microwave Roving

To qualify for a DXpedition: 

  • Capable operator and can handle pileups
  • Team Player, and what is your unique contribution to the team? 
  • Active Contester

3Y0Z Bouvet Expedition
Svalbard, Norway
Dorothy Grant Elementary Ham Station Fontana
Pitcairn Island
Ohm’s Law

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: getting youngsters in amateur radio

Excited most by: camaraderie of amateur radio, DXing, Contesting, 

Advice to new or returning hams: have an open mind, join a local amateur radio club, find out what’s happening now, be a team player, help your club.  The more you reach out, the more you will benefit.

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Heathkit AR-2 Receiver

Kenwood TS-950S HF Transceiver

Yaesu FT-100D HF/VHF/UHF Transceiver

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