The QCWA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of
Larry Gabriel, K7LG, as the new QCWA Certificate Custodian replacing Vic
Culver, W4VIC, who retired in late 2020. Vic had served as Certificate Custodian since 2013.
Larry is QCWA Member #34917 and a member of QCWA Chapter 7. He
was first licensed in 1978 as WB7PZE in Las Vegas, Nevada and now resides in Van Nuys, California.
Over the years he has worked everything from 160m to 440, CW thru digital
modes (WSPR). He has helped with field day, with antennas for all sorts of
ham friends and also experimented with very long wire antennas laying on
the ground.
Larry recently retired working in the communications industry since 1978,
when he was hired on as a radio technician at the Union Pacific Railroad in
Los Angeles, eventually transferring back to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked
there until 1985. Then he began working on the road with Harris/Farinon installing microwave equipment throughout the US for the next two years. Tired
of being on the road, in 1987 he started to work for Los Angeles County Dept
of Public Works, also as a radio technician. He was responsible for 65
SCADA sites, 5 microwave sites, 45 base stations and was responsible for
maintaining 140 FCC licenses. – Submitted by: Ken Oelke, VE6AFO, President, QCWA, Inc.

By Jeff Buffington N4POD

Amateur Radio Operator since the age of 16. Joined QCWA in 2015. Seeking to reactivate East Tennessee Chapter 60 of the QCWA. Member of the ARRL. Former member of the Orlando Amateur Radio Club.