Episode 164 - Burt Weiner - K6OQK
Burt Weiner, K6OQK, Los Angeles repeater pioneer and creator of, WA6TDD repeater on Mt. Wilson, the second repeater to serve Los Angeles in the late 50’s through the late 1970s. Burt’s proximity to Los Angeles area broadcast radio stations and station engineers who served as his mentors, created for Burt a lifetime of amateur radio and professional path that he is still on today. K6OQK is my QSO Today.
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, “Wilshire District”
KLAC Channel 13, Los Angeles - Art Gentry was the maintanance engineer.
Signal Corp SCR522 VHF Transmitter and ARC5 receiver on Two meters
Gonset Communicator two meter sets
First License: Age 15, 1956, Novice License
Glendale Civil Defense
First Novice Rig:
Mount Lee - home of the Hollywood sign
KBIG AM on Catalina Island
WA6TDD Repeater - Burt’s repeater on Mt. Wilson, the 2nd repeater in the Los Angeles area
KBMS FM Los Angeles
KPFK FM Los Angeles
Bill Acord, Chief Engineer of KPFK
Stepper Relay, 26 position used in the WA6TDD control system
420 - 430 Mhz ham band used for control links for repeaters in South California
Jampro Broadcast Antennas
1972 - “Great Erection” - Phelps Dodge Super Storm Master VHF Antenna
Circular polarized VHF antenna
Millie Gentry, K6JJN
History of the WA6TDD repeater on Mt. Wilson, California
Connie Marshall, K5CM
Current Rig: Icom IC-746 Pro
Ubiquiti Networks microwave radios for amateur mesh networking
Hamnet - mesh networking protocol for hams
Excited most by: What excites you the most about what is happening in amateur radio now?
Amazing place for hand’s on experience to build stuff. Build something yourself
Advice to new or returning hams: get your feet wet and build something
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Hallicrafters S19R Sky Buddy Receiver
Original WA6TDD 2 meter repeater
WA6TDD Control Link with rotary dial and modified General Electric "Pre-Prog" 420 Mhz transmitter
K6OQK work bench