[SCCC] W3LPL visit / KFI Tour
k6ll at juno.com
Sun Aug 17 14:32:52 EDT 2003
Frank, W3LPL, will be visiting up here at Big Bear Lake over
the Labor Day weekend. He and I will be at the tour of
AM Radio station KFI in La Mirada from 10am - 1 pm on
Saturday, Aug 30.
Maybe we will get to see some of you at the tour or afterwards?
Info on the tour is included, below.
Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Big Bear Lake, CA
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From: Dino Darling <k6rix at arrl.net>
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 10:23:53 -0700
Subject: [TowerTalk] KFI Transmitter Tour 2003!
Hello! My name is Dino and I'm the President of the Western Amateur
Association. This is an open invitation to the following clubs and their
friends. Please let your club know! RSVP info is at the end of this
Anaheim Amateur Radio Association
Autonetics Amateur Radio Club
Catalina Amateur Radio Association
Clairemont Repeater Association
Downey Amateur Radio Club
Fullerton Radio Club
Orange County Amateur Radio Club
Pasadena Amateur Radio Club
Rio Hondo Amateur Radio Club
Southern CA DX Club
West Coast Amateur Radio Club
Western Amateur Radio Association
The Western Amateur Radio Association is hosting a tour of the KFI
Transmitter Facility in La Mirada, CA on August 30th, 2003.
You have been officially invited to participate on this rare tour. I
point out that this tour is LIMITED to the first 75 people who purchase a
ticket! Here are the details...
When: August 30th, 2003; 10:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: KFI Transmitter Facility
16608 Trojan Way
La Mirada, CA 90638
Talk In: 145.400- (pl 103.5)
Parking: Park in the Viking Parking lot anywhere
around the base of the 250' tower. There
are 74 spaces and I'll be directing traffic.
Capacity: 75 Guests (3 groups of 25)
Lunch: Blake's Place BBQ, Anaheim, CA
Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwiches
Water and Soda
Raffle: Yaesu VX-7 (6 meter, 2 meter, 220, and 440)
Cost: $20.00/person (incudes tour, lunch, raffle)
Tour Guides: 3 (one per group)
Group 1: Transmitters (Harris and Continental); 50KW terminator;
6" hardline; switch box, generators and power
Group 2: Base/tuner of main 750' tower
Group 3: Main Guy Wire Enclosure and Base of 250' aux tower
What to bring: A chair to sit in for lunch!
Drinking water for the tour; we will be outside most of
Everyone shows up around 10:00am. After a safety meeting, tours start at
10:30. We rotate every 30 minutes. Lunch is at 12:00 noon. We get to
eat, hang out and talk, ask questions, and walk through the transmitter
building until 12:45. At 12:50 we have the raffle and kick everyone out
Blake's Place in Anaheim will prepare the food and I'll have Jackie (my
wife) deliver it to the site. We will be serving the guests and there
should be enough for seconds (or thirds).
Please send your check AND a SASE to,
Bob Harrington, AA6PW
6782 Vanguard Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92645
bharring7 at aol.com
Please include your callsign and e-mail address with your check so I can
keep everyone who is going up to date!
KFI was scheduled to re-guy the tower THIS WEEK! One of the
suppliers is behind schedule and has yet to deliver the new
"preforms". This has delayed the guy wire swap out! As of August 7th,
2003 it is UNLCEAR when the supplier will deliver the products. The only
thing at this point that could delay this tour is if the contractor will
working on the tower on August 30th. If this does happen, we will have
reschedule. I was informed to move ahead with our plans and pray that
either get it done BEFORE August 30th, or not until September. When I
originally began planning this event, the supplier and contractor were on
time for this week....and so it goes! We will certainly be able to
re-schedule and give refunds to those who may not be able to attend.
With this being said, I would not hesitate to get a ticket as I expect
to sell out pretty fast! So far, it looks good for the 30th!
Also, don't forget that HAMCON is the next weekend!!!!
Dino...k6rix at arrl.net
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