Episode 460 – Richard Rudman – W6TIA


Richard Rudman, W6TIA, found an early love for electricity, electronics, and radio from frayed electrical cords and Boston’s Washington Street electronic surplus stores in the late 1950s.  Radio and Technology would serve Richard well for over 65 years as a broadcast engineer in the prestigious and large Los Angeles market.  Amateur radio expertise and business acumen make Richard Rudman a leader in Emergency Alert System or EAS.  W6TIA is my QSO Today.



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Rudman on the Cutting Edge, Radio World Magazine, March 13,2001 – nice background on W6TIA

First License: Age 12, 6th Grade, Novice WN1LFA
Upgrade: W1LFA, Technician Class

Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA

First Receiver:
Hallicrafters S38C

Dry Cell Battery
Washington Street Electronic Surplus Stores, Boston
Gonset Communicator 6 Meter
Saturn 6 Antenna Mobile Antenna
1 Tube Novice Transmitter
Short Wave Listening
QSL Cards
Boston Public Latin School
Boston Technical High School
Northeastern University
Cooperative Education School
Technical Writer Job Description
EE Lab 
Pat Harris, W1HIV
W1KBN Northeastern Amateur Radio Club
Bob Feldman
WBZ Radio Boston
Sam Harris, W1FZJ, Moonbounce Pioneer
Parametric Amplifiers
1st Class Radiotelephone License History
2nd Class Radiotelephone License History
Penn State – WPSU-TV
Remote Broadcast
Westinghouse Broadcast Transmitters
Continental 50,000 Watt Broadcast Transmitter
Private Pilots License
Gonset Radio Corporation
IBEW Union
Crew Chief of Bargaining Unit
Chrysler Imperial Convertible, 1970
KFWB Los Angeles
Group W Broadcasting
NAB Show, Las Vegas
Saddle Peak Radio Site
Mt. Leukins Radio Site
Santiago Peak Radio Site
Oat Mountain Radio Site
Cold War
Conelrad – switch frequencies
1971 EBS Accident
Emergency Broadcast System
10 Bell Teletype Alert
Model 19 Teletype
Mt. Disappointment Radio Site
39.48 Mhz EBS Receiver
EAS Emergency Alert System- 1997
FCC Rules Part 11
Burt Weiner, K6OQK, Episode 164, QSO Today Podcast
Los Angeles County Amateur Communications Service
Society of Broadcast Engineers
Remote Possibilities – Richard’s Rudman
Telos Remote Broadcast Node
Peter Greenberg, CBS Reporter, “The Travel Detective”
Michael Medved, Radio Host
Southern California Frequency Coordination Committee
AM Noise Floor in Electric Vehicles
KFI Radio
KNX Radio
KVTA Newstalk
FEMA Primary Entry Point
FCC Part 74

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