October 25, 2022: Marty Woll N6VI: Playing Radio from the Other Side of the World: the 3B8M Story


PLEASE NOTE: Because our in-person meeting location is unavailable, this presentation will be webcast on the internet. See the IMPORTANT NOTE at the top of this page.

Some of us have had the chance to operate DX contests from outside the Lower 48, but how far from home can you get, really? The answer, of course, is about 12,000 miles — yes, the other side of the globe! This is the story of a chance to do just that and how we built a multi-operator station from what we could fit into airline luggage.

Marty Woll N6VI has been in Amateur Radio for fifty-five years and is a frequent speaker at radio clubs and conventions. He served nine years as Vice Director for the ARRL Southwestern Division, serving on several Board committees.

Marty is Assistant District Emergency Coordinator for Los Angeles ARES Northwest District, Training Officer for the LAFD Auxiliary Communication Service, a Volunteer Examiner and Volunteer Instructor. He is a Director of the Yasme Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the enhancement of Amateur Radio around the world.

Marty participates regularly in contests from HF through 10 GHz. In over twenty contest expeditions, Marty has set up and operated amateur radio stations on six continents.