Dec 11

W6TRW General Meeting – Tuesday January 14, 2020

W6TRW General Meeting

Tuesday January 14, 2020 @ 5:30pm

QTH: Roundtable Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance 

Guest Speaker: David Ziskin, AG6E:

“Tour of Duty: Antarctica

Picture: McMurdo Station, “ice dock”

“I was the REO onboard the Navy tanker, the Paul Buck, for Operation Deep Freeze. Ham radio operation was better on the the ship than at the ashore station.”

AG6E’s career has been in commercial and military maritime communications. For his leadership skill and technical expertise, he was recalled by the Navy to serve an LDO (Limited Duty Office) in Haiti Earthquake Relief, in February of 2010.

Now Retired, he is involved with Battleship Iowa (BB-61) call sign NI6BB Amateur Radio Association and with the Merchant Marine ship, S.S. Lane Victory, in San Pedro. David teaches STEM classes, and actively participates with RPA’s (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) and AUV’s (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) which are areas of specialized robotics.

 

“I have had a ham license for over 60 years.  Currently, I am involved with the Veterans Administration, as a Communications Specialist and as a drone pilot in the Emergency Operations Dept.

I have been a sea-going radio officer – when we had such things.”

Pictured: Dave, AG6E and Doug Dowds, W6HB, key note speakers at the 2018 W6TRW Awards Banquet.

 

Pizza and conversation at 5:30 PM; Speaker and club business starting at 6 PM. 

The Monthly W6TRW General Meeting is a great place to meet other club members and to ask and answer questions about your radios, local repeaters, and all other radio-related topics.