KE6ILL Ben Cuntapay
Born and raised from
the small town of Enrile, Cagayan Ben is a US Navy retired who served
20 years of US Naval Aviation to the following aircrafts: A3 Skywarrior,
A4 Skyhawk, A6 Intruder, A7 Corsair, F4 Phantom, F14 Tomcat and NC 121K
Super Connie. A qualified/certified technician, operator, quality
assurance, inspector, aircrew, instructor, aviation warfare specialist,
supervisor, etc, Ben gained the respect of airwing(s) as the ultimate
troubleshooter. Prior to his retirement Ben accepted special programs
orders to the Philippines until the closure of Subic Bay in which he considered
" the best of my Navy career ". A year later, he was ordered
to COMNAVAIRPAC (Commander Naval Air Pacific) as one of the inspection
team. Very quiet in nature, cool calm and collective to his
peers, Ben is a Master Mason and he is one of California's law enforcement
officer to serve and protect the public safety.
Far Eastern University (Manila)
Tidewater Community College (Virginia Beach)
Southwestern Community College ( San Diego)
National University ( San Diego)
Ben got interested into
communication in the early '80s thru CB (Citizens Band) using the call
sign 79AT148 to make contacts to the Alpha Tangos all over the world.
He became a ham operator in '94 and holds a General class license.
He is very active on HF band especially on 10/15/20 meters.