Amateur Radio


I was first licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator in September 1954 with the Novice call sign of WN3ZFL and Technician call sign of W3ZFL. A few months later, I upgraded to General class.

W3ZFL1955W3ZFL – Peckville, PA – 1955

During the early 1970’s, I upgraded my license to Extra Class and eventually was assigned the call W6XN.


JohnW6XN1982aW6XN – Los Altos, CA – 1982

ShackLosAltos The ham shack in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.I was activeon all bands between 1296 MHz and 1.8 MHz as well as the OSCAR satellites.


AntennaFarm1 The Los Altos antenna farm.


I am now active as W6XN in Auburn (primary home) and Truckee (vacation home), CA but with less elaborate stations.

AuburnShack00734 The Auburn station



DSC00821pThe Auburn antenna system.


TruckeeShack00730The Truckee station.




The Truckee dipole system.