One of the highlights of my six years in the US Navy was being a member of the Treasure Island Amateur Radio Club. Rather than having to get up at midnight to stand barracks watch, our duty was to stand radio watch at the base ham station, K6NCG. It was like Br'er Rabbit being thrown into the briar patch.
In February 1969, After completing Boot Camp and Basic Electricity and Electronics (BEEP) School in San Diego, I was stationed at Naval Station Treasure Island to attend ET "A" school. After graduating in December 1969, I got orders to the USS Ticonderoga CVS14. I returned to TI twice in 1970 to attend ET "C" school. First for the AN/SRC-20 (VHF/UHF Transceiver) and again for the AN/WRT2 (HF Transmitter).
After using this wonderful ham station for a while I became spoiled for life. You could work pretty much anything and anywhere. Legal limit power to four full-spaced elements on 20 meters at 110 feet above the bay looking out through the Golden Gate. It was a ham's dream come true.
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K6NCG QSL Cards
|ca. 1955 Tnx Tom W0EAJ||ca. 1969 - front||ca. 1969 - back|
I know there are more than just these two. If you have or are aware of other QSL styles please send me info, or better yet, send a scan. I'd like to make this more complete.
Here are some other K6NCG related sites:
Glenn AE6Q's K6NCG Treasure Island, CA
Dan WM7W's Naval Schools Command, ET-A School Treasure Island, CA
Also some Treasure Island related sites:
Treasure Island Museum Association
The Museum's Facebook page
Here is a nifty mobile site for information on the Pacific Unity Sculptures from the Golden Gate Exposition of 1939. Some of these statues were still in place at the Court of Pacifica around the Pacific Basin Fountain when I was there in 69-70. Scan this QR code with your phone (or just click it here):
If you know of an appropriate K6NCG or Treasure Island related web site let me know and I will add it here.
Who I am: Bob Snyder W6CP, ex. K7YDM
To contact: bob dot snyder at cox dot net
Last update October 25, 2013
These pages © 2013 Robert Snyder. All photos © 1969, 1970, 2009, 2013 Robert Snyder