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NB ARC Bio's - Past & Present

Name Bio Description More Info
Al Parker - W8UT Born 3/25/42, grew up in west central CT, graduated high school in West Hartford, CT, 1959. College at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, grad. As Mech. Engr. in June 1964. Married Patricia Hill, of Cape Cod, Jan. 27, 1963. During college, worked for Pratt & Whitney Machine Tool as an apprentice and as an electronics technician. Af 232
Bill Dickerson - KA4KSB Bill Dickerson – KA4KSB 305 Church Hill Court New Bern, NC. 28562 638-1288 KA4KSB@embarqmail.com Born in Durham, NC Sept 1945 and the son of a Navy retired Commander. Married and the father of four beautiful girls. Hobbies consist of Amateur Radio, flying and building radio control airplanes, fishing, cooking and designing, building a 305
Bill Reasons - KI4TDY This was one of my “Radio Shacks” after completing Airborne Radio Maintenance Tech. School at Scott Air Force in Bellevue Illinois just outside East ST Louis in 1951. This beautiful B -29, tail number 293951, belonged to the 53rd weather recon. Squadron (WRS) stationed out of Bermuda. This photo was taken May or June, 1952 In Dhahran, Sau 256
Bob Gregory - WB1CCY Advance Class Born in Arlington, VA in 1929. Lived in Arlington, VA, Evanston, IL, Lakewood, OH, Stow, OH, Flemington, NJ, N. Conway, NH and New Bern, NC. Licensed General Class K8SH6G WB2PIY, and Advance Class WB1CCY. Fifty year plus member of ARRL. Graduate engineer from The Ohio State University, employed by Cadillac Div. of GMC, Cit 306
David Warwick - K4DJW In 1976 I was issued a Temporary Citizens Band Radio License KDJW-07701 (call sign was your initials and zip code, NJ) then received a permanent call sign of KABD-3134 Citizens Band 8/9/1976 – 8/9/1981 New Jersey. I got my Amateur Radio Novice License 1983. My Ham shack is in a “saferoom” in the basement which is an 8’ x 20’ room, w 248
Don McCallin - KB3VVM Born and raised in West Chester, PA. Graduated from Bishop Shanahan HS and enlisted in the US Air Force in 1961. Served as morse code intercept operator, and Russian voice operator before receiving commission in 1969. Received various assignments as a signals intelligence officer, international military political affairs officer and Russia 307
Don Oltz - K8ZAB Born in 1940 on the shores of Gitchee Gummee (Lake Superior, Duluth, MN). Moved to Saginaw, MI when ten years old. Graduated from Alma College, Alma, MI (B.S.) and from the U of Minnesota (Ph.D) (skipped the Masters degree). Retired in 2002. Spent 30+ years in and around the gas and oil industry. Traveled over the world looking for same. R 308
Jim Scheer - W4NLD Born in Binghamton, NY on January 17, 1944. Grew up in Endicott and Vestal New York. First licensed as a Novice in 1958 as WN2TBE, and upgraded in 1959 as an Advanced grade to W2TBE. Upgraded to Amateur Extra Class in 2012. Attended Clarkson College in Potsdam, NY and Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. Spend 40 years designing, develop 239
Ken McCain - K4KDM Born in Hopewell VA on June 27 1930. Moved to Craven County in December 1939. Graduated from New Bern High School in June 1948 and joined the US Air Force, serving until February 1950. Worked at Cherry Point Apprentice School as an Apprentice Aircraft Engine Mechanic. Drafted into the US Army in February 1951, served until February 1956. R 309
Phil Imhof - K1PHI Born 1947. Attended W. Tresper Clarke HS and graduated in 1965. Math Major at Hofstra University. Served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War in Electronic Radar Systems . Spend 38 years working for the US Postal Service in Maintenance in Electronics Maintenance, Information Systems, & Telecommunications. Retired in 2004. Came to New 228
Ray Hemphill, KI4SJ Been a ham since 1983, Had an interest in radio since childhood (father was ham). Applied for radio school in the Navy, but they found out that I was a typist, so spent 6 years as a typist. Been in New Bern since 1968. Been police, locksmith, bus. mgr., and private pilot with commercial rating. Have psych degree, most of it from UNLV. 273
Tommy Banks - W4XMT Amateur Extra Class Born in Arapahoe April 14, 1931 and grew up here. Joined the Navy after high school. Assigned to a submarine tender in San Diego. I was in charge of operation & maintenance of the electrical prppulsion systems along with associated electrical equipment. After four years I returned to Arapahoe. I was employed by Carolin 310