[Editor’s note: this was originally submitted to the Amateur Radio category of the Legiontown site.]

Hello everyone. My name is Robert D. King KM6BNY. I am the control operator at the California Department Amateur Radio Club, which is located above the Department Headquarters in Sanger.

I was commissioned by John (Doc) Bart in September 2016 with the project to set up the station. I filled out all the required documents and submitted them to the ARRL for approval. In December 2016 I was granted the KM6HCQ license. Then I started buying antennas, coaxial cables, a power supply, a 2m / 440 cellular radio, and an RF radio, and had everything installed. On top of the roof I have a mast with an Anteon 99 and my OCFD feed point. This wire antenna covers 10 m to 160 m. I have another mast with a 2m / 440 antenna. To date, California is the only department that has a station in its headquarters.

I will continue to be active with TALARS and CALARS. Every Saturday I am on the air as an Earley Monitor with the Western Public Service System (3.952 MHz). I’m a member of the Clovis Amateur Radio Club.

I am a distinguished member of the William Lee Netzer American Legion Post 23 in Sanger, where I served twice as non-commissioned officer, Riders two years and two years commander.

For the sake of order

Robert D. King

KM6BNY / KM6HCQ