Department of California amateur radio station

Reedley, CA

Hello all. My name is Robert D. King (KM6BNY). I am the control operator at the Department of California Amateur Radio Club, located above Dept. HQ.

I was tasked with the project of establishing the station by John (Doc) Bart about September 2016. I filled out all required paperwork and submitted it to the ARRL for approval. In December 2016 I was granted the license KM6HCQ. 

 I then began to purchase antennas, coax, a power supply, a 2m/440 mobile radio and an HF radio and got it all installed. Up on the roof I have a mast with an anteon 99 and my OCFD feed point. This wire antenna covers 10m through 160m. I have another mast with a 2m/440 antenna. 

 I continue to stay active with TALARS and CALARS. 

To date, California is the only department to have a station at their HQ building.

 I serve as the Earley Monitor every Saturday on air with the Western Public Service System, 3.952 MHZ.

 I'm a member of the Clovis Amateur Radio Club. 

I am a member in good standing at Post 23, where I have served as sergeant at arms twice, Riders president two years and commander two years.

For the good of the Order,
Robert D. King

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