ARRL East Bay Section

UC Berkeley ARC

W6BB Amateur Radio Club

Amateur Radio At The University of California, Berkeley

Initiated by Miki Lustig, KK6MRI, the W6BB Amateur Radio Club organized an exam session on Oct 27, 2014. Most of the candidates came from a course that Miki is teaching this semester. The session produced 12 new technician licenses, 2 new general licenses and 1 extra license. The VE team consisted of: Sharon Primbsch, AA6XZ […]
Author: Fritz
Posted: October 30, 2014, 8:37 pm
The W6BB centennial was featured in the May 2014 issue of QST (p. 75-76). This is the print version of a news article published earlier, and brought to the ARRL’s attention by Sarah Maxim, great-granddaughter of Hiram Percy Maxim (W1AW) and Vice-Chair of the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at UC Berkeley. Further W6BB mention […]
Author: Bill
Posted: April 19, 2014, 5:07 am
On Friday evening April 11, W6BB members Jack (K6JEB) and Bill (AG6RB) will present their discoveries, insights, and achievements in building a resonant feedline dipole and analyzing it using the East Bay Amateur Radio Club’s new RigExpert AA-230 Pro antenna analyzer. The resonant feedline dipole is a highly portable antenna for those times when you […]
Author: Bill
Posted: April 4, 2014, 5:32 am
Looking for more info on the W6C special event?  You’ve come to the right place! Purpose: W6C is a special event celebrating the centennial of the University of California, Berkeley’s Amateur Radio Club (W6BB), established in the spring of 1914 (see History).  Our festivities began in late February with a licensing exam session, filled primarily […]
Author: Bill
Posted: March 22, 2014, 5:24 am
W6C is underway with operations primarily on 40 m in the first few hours.  Other bands and modes will be happening as we have operators and equipment available.  It’s been great hearing from all the alumni, family, and friends of UC Berkeley and W6BB!  There will be several new hams getting on the air for […]
Author: Bill
Posted: March 21, 2014, 5:12 am
It’s less than a week until the W6C special event station (March 21-28, 0000-2359 UTC). Preparations are ramping up, and there will be good representation across bands and modes. Here are a few places you’re likely to find us: 10 m SSB or CW during the day 80/40 m SSB or CW during the night […]
Author: Bill
Posted: March 17, 2014, 12:55 am
At the NCCC awards dinner on March 10th, Bill (AG6RB) and Jack (K6JEB) were on hand to receive the certificate for W6BB’s performance in the 2013 November Sweepstakes. The club made 943 QSOs, for a score of 150,826 points. Unfortunately, we were a few QSOs behind a club station at another university in the Bay […]
Author: Bill
Posted: March 17, 2014, 12:40 am
The UC Berkeley News Center has published a story on W6BB and the club’s centennial. W6BB also has an announcement for the W6C special event station listed on page 94 of the March, 2014 QST. Upcoming events: Feb. 26, 7-10 PM PST, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall: license exam session (>80 confirmed examinees, >20 confirmed […]
Author: Bill
Posted: February 24, 2014, 8:54 pm
In March, W6BB will be celebrating the centennial of the amateur radio club at UC Berkeley (originally 6XB, then 6XM in 1921; W6BB was allocated in 1929). During the special event, running from 0000z 21 March 2014 to 2359z 28 March 2014, we will be on the air as W6C. We will have a special […]
Author: w6bb
Posted: January 9, 2014, 8:50 am
Greetings W6BB-ers! CQP went very well, with over 550 QSOs for W6BB! Pacificon was a lot of fun, and we managed to connect with other school/university club stations. While our turnout for the CW portion of the November Sweepstakes was low (Elmer K6JEB, Jack, mentoring Bill, AG6RB), “we” managed a clean sweep and 700+ QSOs. […]
Author: Bill
Posted: November 17, 2013, 8:18 am