Re: {Collins} CCA BOD Nomination of Dennis Kidder, W6DQ



 

I would like to nominate Dennis Kidder, W6DQ, for the CCA Board of
Directors.

Dennis was first licensed in 1969 as WN6NIA, then soon after WA6NIA.  He
received his BSEE and first worked in the "live sound" industry, and moved
on to Hughes Aircraft designing and building satellite control facilities,
including a stint of duty at the new Hong Kong International Airport.
Following that, he joined Raytheon to lead the certification efforts for
multiple radio systems.  After a nearly 40 year career in engineering,
Dennis retired in 2012 to pursue his interests in amateur radio.

In 1969, Dennis bought his first Collins radio, a 75S-3 he still owns and
uses regularly.  His collection of Collins radios has grown over the years
to include many A-Line and S-Line pieces, a KW-1, Gold Dust Twins, a 30K-4,
and a 550A-1 AM broadcast transmitter.  The early Collins years are included
too, with 32F, 4A and 32RA transmitters.  The radio collection extends to
many other manufacturer's  pieces dating back to the early 1900's.  Dennis
has served as an officer or board member of several large amateur radio
clubs.  Most notably, a Director, Vice President and three terms as
President of The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (W6RO), as well as,
serving as President of the San Bernardino Microwave Society, a highly
technical group specializing in communications above 1000 MHz. He will make
an excellent addition to the CCA Board of Directors.  

If anyone cares to join me and second the nomination please do so by posting
your second to the nomination here on the reflector.

73, Pete Zilliox - K5PZ
CCA#  AC98-00765
Past CCA Board of Directors, Past CCA Membership Secretary






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