W6TRW Club Meeting October 10, 2023

Speaker Topic for this Month:

“This is Not a Drill” – When a Mass Casualty Incident Drill Turns Real”


Orange County regularly conducts county-wide mass casualty exercises. Guest speaker, Dennis W6DQ, will be sharing the story of how a mass casualty exercise became a REAL MCI, ultimately the largest MCI in Orange County’s history.

Dennis was first licensed as WN6NIA in 1969 and was granted W6DQ, the callsign of one of his Elmers, a little over 10 years back. He is a retired systems engineer out of the aerospace industry, having worked on everything from satellites to airport telecommunications systems, military air traffic control to battlefield comms. His interests in ham radio range from weak signal VHF/UHF/microwave to boat anchor collecting and restoration.  Dennis  is an amateur radio renaissance man, a collector of the game changing radios from pre-World War 2  to the present. He enjoys 80 meter AM on his Collins broadcast transmitter and working 10 GHz SSB with the San Bernardino Microwave Society.  Dennis is the co-author of Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio and a sought-after speaker at ham radio events.


When: Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 PM

Where*: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

* Please note that this meeting will be Virtual via Zoom. We will remain Virtual until the S-cafeteria renovation is complete.


Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833