W6YX History Files
W6YX QSL card c. late 1930's.
Transmitter: 250THs modulated by 250THs;
1 kilowatt on all bands.
Receivers: RME 69, National HRO.
Antennas: Two reversable rhombics,
one Sterba array, two 160 meter
Cameron G. Pierce, W6HJT, Trustee.
Oswald G. Villard, Jr., W1DMV, Pres.
The Stanford Amateur Radio Club has a long and storied past.
Students have put amateur radio stations on the air from various
campus locations since the dawn of the twentieth century. This page
contains a few select documents from the club's records which provide
snapshots of activities throughout the decades. Alumni
wishing to contribute to the club's history archive are encouraged to
- Letter to the club from William Wells
'26, ex-6AEG, telling about ham life on campus in the mid- 1920's.
- Letter and postcard to the club from
George Watson '30, K6WL, describing W6YX activities in the late
- David Packard recalls being active in
the club during the early 1930's in his book The HP Way.
- Club photograph and description of
accomplishments from the 1951 Stanford Quad.
- Stew Gillmor '60, W1FK, Professor of History and Science at
Wesleyan Univesity, relates early club
history as well as activities in the
1950's. Includes a club photograph from the 1957 Stanford Quad.
- Photograph of the W6YX shack in 1963 scanned by Howard Nurse W6HN in 2006.
- 1964 Annual Report.
- Photograph of the shack near Ryan Labs just
prior to the move to Searsville Road in 1967.
- Photographs of the new Searsville
Road shack in 1967.
- Newsletter from the fall of 1969.
- Photographs and chronology from
the cumulative membership directory prepared for the club's 50th
anniversary in 1975.
- 50th anniversary press
release from the Stanford News Service.
- Worldradio article by
alumnus Orin Levis '32, W6DZK.
- Antenna assembly of the KLM 6-element 20-meter yagi (circa 1982) by (left to right) Ron Roberts WA6ITV, Stuart Neubarth WA6FSI, Wayne Wright W5XD, and Gary Bronner N100.
- Agenda from the October 5, 1982 meeting.
- Newsletter from fall quarter 1985.
- Information sheet from
the mid- to late 1980's.
- Brochure and history
prepared for the University's 100th anniversary celebration in
- Club FM repeater history
- Constitution and Bylaws dating from 1952.
- The Museum Station Project
- The March 3, 2003 Antenna Work Party
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