My parents bought there first house circa 1953. This picture if of my dad and the first location of his ham shack. In the garage. The year 1954. He wouldn't be in the garage for long, since he built a two room shack in the back yard fairly soon after.
These are a couple pictures from 1960. The occasion is an antenna measuring party at Beresford Park in San Mateo. I dont really know the purpose of an antenna measuring party, but dad was at a few. My brother Bob is standing next to my dad in the first picture. I do have a picture of them both many years later at another measuring party.
The second photo is also at Beresford and shows most of the hams that were there that day. Standing, left to right W6VSV Bob Melvin, W6AJF Frank C. Jones, K6ONM Glen Hatley, K6AXN Mike Krivohlovek, W6HCP, W6UOV Bob Sutherland, Nick ?. Crouching left to right: W6BHR John Ludeman, W6PBC Everett Emerson, W6EDC John Cunningham, W6GQK Harold Barber, K6BAT Lloyd Summers, and W6FZJ Joe Reisert (W1JR). Bob Melvin brought the 16 foot (half) dish. W6UOV made the big aluminum foil-lined plywood horn. Bob Melvin made the 6 El Zig-Zag array.
Thank you very much to Bob Melvin for identifying the people in the photo.
This is a picture of Robert Alan Sutherland (ex-WA6QCD) and Robert Ivor Sutherland (W6PO) at an antenna measuring party in 1975.