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August 2017: See my page about the W6REK/B HF Beacon for Eclipse Science
Connects to the N6NFI/R repeater (145.23 (-) PL100) near Palo Alto, California.
Running modified SvxLink software and using an Icom IC-229H 2m tranceiver (from around 1992).
Supports the 9am Talk Net, weekdays starting at 9am Pacific Time ( http://www.9amtalk.net/ ).
About this time [1950's], Jim Holmes (W6REK) State Assemblyman from Santa Barbara, pushed through the ham license plate bill and soon hams all over the state were sporting their calls on their cars.
( from https://www.sbarc.org/club-history/ )
( from "Lompoc Record Newspaper Archives / May 24, 1956 / Page 11 of 16" https://newspaperarchive.com/lompoc-record-may-24-1956-p-11/ )
( from "Lompoc Record Newspaper Archives / May 24, 1956 / Page 12 of 16" https://newspaperarchive.com/lompoc-record-may-24-1956-p-12/ )
( Also see the TV schedule on that page 12 for the two TV stations. They don't start broadcasting until mid-day, and one is still broadcasting a test pattern until 3pm! )
W6REK James L. Holmes, 57 Oak Rd., Santa Barbara,
( from "Full text of "Fall_1948_Radio_Amateur_Callbook" https://archive.org/stream/Fall_1948_Radio_Amateur_Callbook/Fall_1948_Radio_Amateur_Callbook_District_6_djvu.txt )
James Holmes, Santa Barbara is a candidate for the State Senate in a special election set for Feb. 13 
( from "January 17, 1962 / Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 13" https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/5003678/ )
State Assembly 36th District James L. Holmes (R).
( from "November 7, 1962 / A Publisher Extra Newspaper / The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 48" https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/161603303/ )
36, James L. Holmes, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties;
( from "The Stanford Daily, Volume 137, Issue 16, 23 February 1960 " http://stanforddailyarchive.com/cgi-bin/stanford?a=d&d=stanford19600223-01.2.21 )
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