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
Ralph W. Matthews , NA6D
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
Annual SJHF Picnic Held
Roland H. Ron
Alan J. Vicenti, N6QOG
Joe Mizutani, WB6KCE
San Joaquin Net meets Monday-Saturday on 3918 khz, at 6 PM Pacific Time
Harry L. "Bud" Odgers, WA6OVE
Jack Green, KK6LK
Carl Evans, K6OHI
Edith L. "Salley" Nikkel, WB6FOA
For pictures of past SJHF Picnics click on the ARCHIVE tab above
Bob Perry, K6GDI
Saturday, May 6, 2023
Roger Corum, WD6CNV
Robert "Bob" Kieffer, WG6Q