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May 8, 1994 | JAKE DOHERTY
Members of the Wilshire Ham Watch, an all-volunteer citizen patrol working with the Wilshire Division of the Police Department, recently honored the officer who trained them and served as their liaison to the force. Officer Ron Smith received a plaque from the patrol members as well as their thanks for his "service and dedication," said Jay Rhee, one of the patrol coordinators. "Because of his commitment and training we've never had any injuries or complaints."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 29, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
About a dozen amateur radio operators recently protested a zoning regulation being considered by the Planning Commission that would prohibit outdoor private radio antennas. Paul Levey, president of the South Orange Amateur Radio Assn., which represents 174 amateur radio operators in the city, spoke to the panel at length last week about federal regulations that require local ordinances to accommodate reasonable radio antennas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1993 | KURT PITZER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It will be a ham radio operator's dream machine: a converted 1975 delivery van loaded with high-tech goodies, which can be taken to a disaster site and be used as a last-resort communications center. With a couple flicks of a switch, someone inside the van could transmit sound and video images to China or the North Pole. Even to space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1997 | EDWARD M. YOON
Bob Lavin's ham radio students at George E. Hale Middle School had no trouble getting back in the swing of things on the Monday after the long Thanksgiving weekend. But then again, Lavin said his students have enjoyed talking to people in faraway lands such as England and Japan since the beginning of the fall semester, when Hale became the first school in California to offer a Federal Communications Commission amateur radio operators' license class.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 1997 | PENNY AREVALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When earthquakes knock communications off line and wildfires place firefighters in remote canyons, members of a local ham radio club are ready to step up to the transceiver. Only now they can do it in style. The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club has turned a donated van into a command center that can travel to all corners of the county and restore communications in emergencies. GTE Inc.
NEWS
May 8, 1993
Lenore Kingston Jensen, 79, veteran radio, film and television actress and accomplished ham radio operator. A native of Los Angeles, Mrs. Jensen began her career as a child actress in vaudeville, moved on to such network radio dramas as "Don Winslow of the Navy" and "Against the Storm," and later acted on popular television series, including "Ironside," "Beverly Hillbillies," "Father Knows Best," "Love American Style" and "The Donna Reed Show."
NEWS
January 3, 1988 | Associated Press
Amateur radio operators in Washington and California appear to die at abnormally high rates from several forms of cancer, suggesting a possible link between cancer and electromagnetic fields, according to data collected by a state epidemiologist. Others cautioned that evidence of such a link has been inconsistent and that other factors may be involved. Dr. Samuel Milham Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1985 | Andy Rose \f7
With the city threatening to tear down the two 72-foot antennas that loom above his Rose Avenue home, ham radio operator Herbert Koch has agreed to do the dismantling himself--but not until the Fourth of July. City Atty. Furman Roberts said he granted Koch the additional time in the hope that the city wouldn't have to hire someone to do the work--estimated to cost about $900--and place a lien on his property for payment.
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