a Class B Radio License, was
assigned by the FCC to the Reseda High School Radio Club
in 1961. The community of Reseda is located in the center
of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.
Station was in the 'Electric Shop' within the Industrial
Arts Building and included a Viking Ranger, a Hammerlund
HQ-170, and a rooftop beam with rotor.
The 'Electric Shop' teacher, and Ham Radio Club sponsor, was Mr. Don
Brockway, W6PL and I consider myself fortunate to have
been in his 'Electric Shop' classes and in the Radio Club from 1961 to 1962 when
Mr. Brockway's masterful tutelage, we were manufacturing
our own printed circuit boards from scratch, using nail polish
to create the traces, then etching the boards, removing the
polish, and drilling the throughholes.
built circuits with the early transistors like the Raytheon
CK722 and diodes like the 1N34A. We also photoprinted our
own custom faceplates for the meters we used with our projects.
Brockway was an early participant in Amateur Radio obtaining
his license, W6PL around 1926, with authorized transmitter
power of 50 watts.
Brockway retired in 1971 after 41 years of teaching.
me, it was a learning experience that's lasted a lifetime,
thanks to Mr. Brockway who was one of the early pioneers
in Amateur Radio.
J. Taylor - K6SJT
Amateur Extra Class