Tom Lizak, K1TL

Tom is our newest Net Control.  He alternates Saturday with Jon, N1MLF.  Tom lives in Tiverton RI.

I have been a resident of Tiverton RI for 32 years and an avid amateur radio op for about 60 years.   Worked as a CW operator for RCA Global Communications from 1978-84 at their RCA Coastal Station WPA in Port Arthur TX.  This was the best job I ever had…working CW and getting paid for it.

I recently retired three years ago as an Electronic Technician with Purvis Systems working as a government contractor @ NUWC (Navy Undersea Warfare Center) in Newport/Middletown RI.  There I did a variety of jobs doing mostly fiber optic fabrication along with power cables, power racks, water cooled equipment, computer installation/repair work and supply work…so I was pretty busy most of the time.

Once retired, I looked into getting back to Meteorology as that was my passion when I was a teenager, listening to Don Kent CH4/WBZ in the early AM before going to school and the NEWN on 3.905MCs (MCs, back then). Purchased the Davis Vantage PRO2 set up and put the wind instruments on the 55 foot tower in the back and temp/rain equipment off the side deck.

Equipment is an Elecraft K3 w/KPA500 and a  Kenwood TS830S for backup.  I have a 80m inv-V off the tower.

1 thought on “Tom Lizak, K1TL

  1. Hi Tom,
    I’m doing some research on WPA for a QCWA meeting this Saturday. I have some photos I took of WPA in 1983 shortly before they shut down. Knew Chuck, W5IW, and C. B. Buddecke , W5DNM I think. Funny I don’t think we’ve met. Found a nice article in Jan 1964 Port of Houston magazine.

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