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04/21/15

 

K3LP Rookie Photo Gallery

Since April 15, 1975, I've enjoyed Amateur Radio as a hobby. My first call sign as a Novice was WN6KTF, then WB6KTF when I upgraded to General then Advanced, and in December 1997 I passed my Extra Class License while attending technical school in Phoenix, Arizona and was issued the AA6DC call sign.  I moved from Southern California, Phoenix, Arizona then to Maryland in 1982. For brief period in 1987-1989, I lived in St. Louis, Missouri and operated AA6DC/0, then returned to Maryland in December 1989.

I was a member of the Fontana High School (FOHI) radio club, WB6HJJ, in 1975 and 1976. I grew up on Washington Drive, Fontana, CA from 1963 thru 1976.

In June 1996, I applied for and was issued K3LP under the FCC's vanity call sign program.

Here are some photos and interesting newspaper clips from days gone bye.

David (WN6KTF) and Steve Cook (WG7K, EX-WB6IFG) in 1975 - Washington Drive barn and radio station in Fontana, California WN6KTF Washington Drive radio station, new Kenwood TSD-520 from Henry Radio in April 1975 - Fontana, California WN6KTF Washington Drive radio station in April 1975 - Fontana, California
WN6KTF at Washington Drive barn bedroom and radio station in May 1976 - Fontana, California (after a paint job and clean up) WN6KTF (David) at WB6HJJ Fontana High School Club Station - Visited by US Military Recruiter WN6KTF at Washington Drive barn bedroom and radio station in April 1975 - Fontana, California
WB6KTF/7 - David at college rental house, Roma Ave, Phoenix, Arizona - May 1977 David (WB6KTF/7) with TH3-MK3 Beam while at college rental house, Roma Ave, Phoenix, Arizona - May 1977 David (AA6DC) at rental house station in Lawndale, California - August 1978
David (AA6DC) at rental house station in Lawndale, California - August 1978 David (AA6DC) at new Poplar Ave, Fontana, California house I bought when I was 19 years old- June 1979 AA6DC Station at new Poplar Ave, Fontana, California house I bought when I was 19 years old- June 1979
 
AA6DC/W7 (David) at rental house in Tucson, Arizona in 1981 using Drake C Line and Collins S Line David (AA6DC) in 1979 at the Poplar Ave, Fontana, California house with Drake B Line  

Photo A - Visiting my Mom, Joanne Collingham, in Lucerne Valley, CA April 14-15, 2013 before Visalia DX-Convention. She is 77 years old and still active in the community.

Presently, she's active as a Member of the Governing Board of the Lucerne Valley Unified School District in Lucerne Valley, CA. She was voted into this position in Nov. 2012.

I learned my Youth Development and support from my Mom.

Photo B - Visiting my Mom, Joanne Collingham in Lucerne Valley, CA April 14-15, 2013 before Visalia DX-Convention. Yes - I love my Mom very much.

She was the Lions Club Secretary & Treasure in Fontana, CA and was responsible for organizing and managing the Lions Little League for 10 years (1966 thru 1977); Four minor and four major teams with about 15 kids on each team. She was also the President of the Women's Auxiliary for 10 years (1966 thru 1977) whom worked and managed the baseball park's snack bar for all games.

After moving to Lucerne Valley in , my Dad and Mom were very active in church related activities and participate numerous community responsibilities until my Dad's (Charles) passing in January 2011.

Mom managed the snack bar for the Lucerne Valley Cross Roads Little League (District 49) when they were in financial trouble 2004-2005. At the end of my Mom and Dads effort, they were able to ensure all the bills were paid and turned over a surplus of $5,000.00 USD.

Photo 1 - Fontana, CA house where I (K3LP) grew up in Nov. 27, 1963 to June 1976; main driveway. Picture taken Nov. 2011

Photo 2 - Fontana, CA out barn where my (K3LP) bedroom and radio room was in 1963-1976. Us 8 kids slept in the barn.  Picture taken Nov. 2011 Photo 3 - Fontana, CA main house where I grew up in 1963-1976; the main house had kitchen, bathroom and living room and Master Bedroom for my parents. Us 8 kids slept in the barn. Picture taken Nov. 2011 Photo 4 - 14570 Washington Drive, Fontana, CA; The mail box before the house was destroyed last year to put in a new Freeway Off Ramp (Cherry Exit). Picture taken Nov. 2011. Parents lived in this house until July 4, 1989.

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