July 22, 2014: Arnold Shatz N6HC: Dxpedition doctoring
Since his retirement from active medical practice, Arnold Shatz has been the medical officer for a number of Dxpeditions, at the same time having the same radio-related responsibilities and activities as other members of the team. Arnie has been published in various amateur radio journals regarding these experiences, and has been the guest speaker at various clubs, both locally and nationally, presenting “behind the scenes” activities of the Dxpeditions in which he participated. He is a Board Certified Urologist and volunteers his services at the free medical clinic in Orange, California when he is not working on a locum tenens assignment.
Arnie was first licensed in 1957 as KN3ANU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been an ARRL member for more than fifty years and is a member of the Legacy Circle and Maxim Society. He serves as a Field QSL card checker for both ARRL and CQ awards. In the spirit of volunteerism, he has assisted in communications with the Hollywood Christmas Parade, various long distance races, and has staffed the amateur radio booth at the Orange County Fair. He was one of the amateur radio Captains for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Radio station (NG84O). He is a member of the A-1 operators club, the Straight Key Century Club (#1309) and the Ten-Ten International club (#29959). He has earned many ARRL and CQ-Magazine operating awards including WAS (6 bands, SSB, CW, RTTY), DXCC Honor Roll, DXCC (8 bands, SSB, CW, RTTY), WAZ (CW & SSB), WAC, WPX and VUCC. He is an active contester and has won numerous certificates for participation in both domestic and DX competitions. His home station has been used by many guest operators and he has hosted visiting amateurs to Southern California at the “Hotel California” guest suite.