.: About KH6LC
I was first licensed in 1966 as WN6TRR/WB6TRR in Fremont
Calif. I had a great Elmer in Bob Harris WB6OKE, now W6FV.
My family farmed vegetables along the East Bay shore when the
Bay Area still had farms and orchards. As a new ham, I joined the Hayward Radio
Club where I met Bob Vallio W6RGG. Upon moving to Santa Cruz County in 1972,
one of the first people I met was Dave Rowley WA6UZA / N6RZ now a SK. It was
Dave who introduced me to contesting and the
Northern California Contest Club (NCCC).
Dave also shamed me into upgrading both my license and CW
skills. I became AA6T and held that call until 2003.
I spent 32 years with Pacific Bell (now AT&T) in Santa Cruz County, CA,
the last 22 of those in Electronic Switching Systems.
In 2003 I purchased my 4 acre home near Hilo Hawaii
and the following year retired and moved over permanently.
Besides ham radio, I enjoy riding my 1983 BMW R100RS that I
have owned since new. It has carried me all over North America, from
Alaska to Mexico.
I am also into vintage motorcycles, particularly older BMW and
Ducati models. I also enjoy vintage sports
car racing, and raced a 1965 Lotus Super 7 in vintage road races up and down the
West Coast for several years before retiring to Hawaii
Out here I ride a vintage BMW with a Velorex side car
attached. The perfect vehicle for Hawaii!
1977 BMW R100S with Velorex 560. Built by Bob
Grauer, San Jose, CA
The Cabral Family, (L-R), Ricky, Ginger, Lloyd, and
Lloyd with some future "hams" that abound in Hawaii
Ducati 900 SS