April 8, 2016

Long time club member Kim Alfaro W6FWX had a stroke earlier this week.  He is at Davies Medical Center and will likely be home by the time you read this alert.

April 2, 2016

It is with great sadness to report that Ernest Filippo Jr. KI6ODG has passed away on Tuesday evening, March 8th.
His memorial is scheduled at the Oyster Point Yacht Club located at 911 Marina Boulevard in South San Francisco on Friday the 22nd of this month at noon with a reception and flag ceremony thereafter. More details will follow on this page. Check the map below for the location of the event.

January 5, 2016

Wayne Mitchell K6VPN SK

Fondly known as "Mitch" he was a long time resident of San Bruno. He died at home on December 30, 2015. Born in Hawaii and raised in San Francisco, Mitch attended St. Paul's School and graduated from Riordan High School. Mitch was a regular on KPIX Dance Party hosted by Dick Crest. He served his country in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Shafter in Hawaii where he married his honey in 1966. Aloha was his way of life. Soon after, he joined the San Francisco Fire Department and retired as Captain after 30 years of service. Mitch embraced life and lived each day to the fullest. He loved dancing, traveling, running, riding his bike, his '65 Mustang, and amateur radio but his greatest passions in life were diving and his family. Mitch was a lifetime diver, becoming a SCUBA Instructor in 1990.

 In November 2003, Mitch assisted in the S.F.R.C.’s  2 meter repeater move from the V.A. to Twin Peaks. He was back again to help the club with a replacement repeater antenna installation in January 2006. With his experience as a fireman, he climbed our 50 foot poll home to install the antenna which is still in use.








Mitch installs the W6PW repeater antenna (an old Hustler) on Twin Peaks in 2003 at the top of our 50 foot pole home.

Bill Noonan W6WJN SK, Mitch K6VPN SK, and Vince Vitalie KN6GD discussing details at Twin Peaks in the replacement antenna installation in 2006.

Mitch installing the W6PW repeater replacement antenna in January 2006 at Twin Peaks.