William (Bill) Yeargain - KO6KD


I have been a Ham Radio Operator since 1985. I currently hold an Advanced Class license (Ko6KD), and operate on all bands of HF, VHF and UHF up to the 70 cm. Over the years, during my tenure as a Ham Operator, there have been several special activities or achievements that I have had the pleasure to have been apart. These include: message traffic in and out of the Mexico City Earthquake back in '85 to the earthquake in the San Francisco area in '89.

I have spent many, many hours conducting phone patches with an American Hams visiting or stationed in area's of the world where telephone's are a rarity. From the far east to South America to American personel located at the Amundsen-Scott and Palmer Stations located in Antarctica. Many months away from loved ones and weeks with out any sunlight present a unique set of problems. A few minutes a week talking to someone from home and hearing a familiar voice can make a major difference to these couragous people's morale. As with most Ham's, I do these things not for any special recognition, but rather just the warm feeling of being able to help make a positive difference to humanity.

Over the years, my antenna's have been known to the local people as a land mark for giving directions to strangers new to the area. "Yeah, if you pass the guy with all of the antenna's, you've gone too far". I personally think I could use a couple more. Just in case you're interested, a rough inventory follows: 1 Cushcraft A-4 Triband Yagi, 1 Cushcraft A3WS Dual Band Yagi, 1 KLM 8 elm, vert 2 meter, 1 KLM 11 elm, horz 2 meter, 1 KLM 14 elm, vert 220 mhz, 1 KLM 5 elm, horz 6 meter, 2 Diamond Dual and Tri Band Omni's, 1 Cushcraft 4-pole omni, 220 mhz & 1 Diamond Broadband Discone.

Antenna Farm

A rough inventory follows: 1 Cushcraft A-4 Triband Yagi, 1 Cushcraft A3WS Dual Band Yagi, 1 KLM 8 elm, vert 2 meter, 1 KLM 11 elm, horz 2 meter, 1 KLM 14 elm, vert 220 mhz...

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Ham Shack

The main radio in the center is my Kenwood TS-940SAT with the matching SM-220/PA Monitor Scope and SP-940 Speaker. On top of the scope is the Yaesu FT-857D as HF back-up...

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Antenna Farm with Me

Here is another picture of my antenna farm, but this time, I am the big blob on the tower attempting to do some antenna cable maintenance.

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Ham Shack in Garage

Often during the summer months, it is too hot to run the radio equipment in the house and the temperature in the garage...

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