Sep 8, 2020
I try to stay connected to the Santa Cruz County amateur radio since moving to Los Angeles. Today the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club email list alerted me to the fundraiser to rebuild the W6WLS repeater tower on Empire Grade above Bonny Doon, destroyed by the recent CZU Lightning Complex fire. I made a donation.
The W6WLS repeater tower and building were owned by Matthew Kaufman and J. Rebecca Jacobs. In addition to the repeater, Matthew and Rebecca allowed several amateur radio services to use the towers. Read more on the fundraiser page. Their home in nearby Bonny Doon was also lost in the fire.
I hope one day to return to Santa Cruz County and continue to use and benefit from the healthy amateur radio volunteers there!