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Orv W6BI

Orv W6BI was first licensed as WN6WEY in 1967.  He's been into digital ham radio all his life, starting with CW.  He worked his way up through RTTY, PACTOR, packet radio and PSK31, and started messing around with ham radio networking in 2014.

He  is a retired Linux system administrator, an ARRL Santa Barbara Section Technical Specialist and an AREDN Ambassador.

He's given over 30 presentations about ham radio networking using AREDN software over the last five years and Elmered numerous hams on several continents on ham radio networking.

He helped deploy the initial network network nodes and backbone buildout in Ventura County and western Los Angeles County.  He currently administers several dozen of them.

He's also active in coordinating the on-going build-out and maintenance of the wider Southern California ham radio network, which now spans from north of Santa Barbara south to the Mexican border and east to Las Vegas, comprising almost 400 nodes, both hilltop and ground-level, including hospitals, PDs and EOCs.

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