|Team Leader K6VVA, Rick, lives less than
90 miles from The Farallons, and has wanted to operate from there since
he was 15 years old. He will turn 62 a few days before the NA-178 QRV.
Rick is a member of the Audubon Society, Rotary International, Screen Actors Guild,
American Radio Relay League, FOC (First Class Operators' Club),
A-1 Operator Club, Northern California Contest Club (Co-Founder),
Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club, Monterey Bay Amateur Radio Club,
and IREF (Island Radio Expedition Foundation, Inc.).
Contest-Peditions include Mexico (Multi-Op), U.S. Virgin Islands (Top 10 Score Single-Op HP), and
CQP (California QSO Party) Expeditions to San Benito County (set new record for 2005). Rick will operate both CW & SSB during
the NA-178 IOTA Expedition.
Rick has been licensed for 48 years, and holds an FCC Extra Class License.
||IOTA Expeditionary Guru K9AJ, Mike, will make the trek from Illinois to help
activiate this Rare IOTA. At age 59, Mike is a Retired Emergency Medicine Physician.
Mike is a member of the American Radio Relay League, and serves as a "VEC" (Volunteer Examiner Cooordinator). He is a member
and Director of IREF (Island Radio Expedition Foundation, Inc.).
An impressive list of Mike's Island Expedition experience includes
Howland Island, Palmyra Island, Kingman Reef, Heard Island, Ducie Island,
Socorro Island-Revilla Gigedo Islands, Tarawa, Galapagos Islands, Bandos
Island, Blaze Island & Couper Islands,
Carriacou Island, Rennell Island, Chantry Island, Southampton Island, Somerset
Island, Henderson Island, & Miskitos Cays.
Mike has been licensed for 42 years, and holds an FCC Extra Class License.