San Joaquin Net History

The San Joaquin net was formed April 28, 1959, by  

                                                             K6EJT Bill with a group of amateur radio operators                                                              that included:
                                                        Al K6RPL, Roger K6HEZ, Alex W6BWM, Fred WA6AFW,                                                              Joe W6YQK, Jim K6ZFM, Floyd W6MJS, Verne K6EBO,                                                                John W6QRB, Sam K6OBG, Charlie K6SWW and Mike                                                                WA6OLG.
They met on 3.915 Kc every night but Sundays and holidays.
Members gave a weather report from their area.
The net increased in members, and changed the name to The San
Joaquin Net.  The net has grown to a membership of over seventy
members with Q T H's throughout California.

                                                                                  The history of the San Joaquin Net was
                                            Compiled by Edith L. "Salley"  Nikkel  WB6FOA  of Pleasant Hill and copied
                                                                          by Harry L.  "Bud" Odgers WA6OVE of El Portal
                                                                                                         April, 1991

Ralph W. Matthews , NA6D

​                SK 5/14/21

Net Manager:                       Bill Mercer WB6FEH

Net Manager Emeritus:     Jim Wintemute AA6F

Net Secretary:                      Ken Martzen W6WMD

Assistant Net Secretary:   Jeff Lillard  AD6RH

​Web Master:                         Myron Sheklian WA6BLB

Approximately twenty San Joaquin HF members and family gathered for this year's annual picnic at Kingsburg's beautiful Memorial Park on Saturday, May 6, 2023. There was no rain and with temperatures in the mid-60's, it was almost perfect. 

A special thanks to Larry AD6W who made the reservations and covered the cost for the pavilion rental. Mel KI6SK once again set up, built the fire and barbequed the hamburgers (which he donated) and hot dogs (donated by Jim AA6F). A special thanks to all those that donated the fixings, delicious salads, ice cream, desserts and drinks.  There was plenty of good food and conversation during the afternoon. 

Below you will find pictures from the event. More will be added as we receive them. For now, thanks to Larry and Myron.

Remembering Our Silent Keys 

Celebrating 63 years of service!

George Stevans, K6SNA

           SK 8/6/19

                       Annual SJHF Picnic Held

    Roland H. Ron


           SK 3/5/20

Alan J. Vicenti, N6QOG

           SK 4/16/20

Joe Mizutani, WB6KCE

      SK 2/8/19

San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918 khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time

 Harry L. "Bud" Odgers, WA6OVE

Jack Green, KK6LK

​       SK 12/27/21

Carl Evans, K6OHI

​       SK 05/06/22

Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel, WB6FOA

For pictures of past SJHF Picnics click on the ARCHIVE tab above

Bob Perry, K6GDI

        SK 2/14/19

Saturday, May 6, 2023

   Roger Corum, WD6CNV

                SK 2/3/19

Robert "Bob" Kieffer, WG6Q

                 SK 10/5/21 ​