January 4, 2016

Ernie Fillippo KI6ODG would like to hear from friends and also keep up with club
activities. Because of his condition he moves back and forth between the hospital and the care facility. Below is Ernie's contact information.

California Pacific Medical Center (Pacific Campus)
2333 Buchanan St. (at Sacramento) RM 510B
San Francisco, CA
Main: 415 600-6000
Ernie direct line: 415 600-8094
Street parking is difficult, use the hospital garage.

Care Facility:
Kindred Transitional Care
1575 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
415 566-1200

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.