Jack transferred to Hamilton High School ("Hami") in the South Robertson neighborhood of LA in 1953 where he remained for the rest of his career until he retired in 1975. Jack did not have to start a ham radio program from scratch at Hami. Some kids came to Hami already licensed. Hami's feeder schools, Pasteur and Palms Junior High Schools had electric shops with hams who taught ham radio. Palms electric shop teacher was Harvey Siepel (callsign unknown).
- Pasteur student, Richard Schachter, WN6HII, 1951, now W6HII was taught outside of school by a neighbor - before meeting JB.
- Richard Somers, W6NSV also earned his General before Hami. Prior to his General, Richard held both the Novice, WN6NSV and Technician, W6NSV simultaneously in 1951. He in turn elmered his 7 year old cousin Leonard Ross, W6SJR (sk). Hami's ham club, K6CXI was founded in 1953 with Jack as trustee and faculty sponsor. Richard, W6NSV was its first President.
- Roy Gothberg, W7HJL, KN6ETL in 1953
- Doug Moore, KB9TMY, had earned his Novice-Tech, KN6HWY, and K6HWY in 1954 before coming to Hami.
- Howard Weisberg, W6QXH not only had his General by the time he reached Jack's class, he had published an article in April 1956 CQ, entitled the"Mighty 4 Watter" - a $10 40M-80M Novice CW transmitter (pp. 28).
- Leroy Henderickson, K6LQT, formerly KN6LQT earned his Novice license in junior high school before he came to Hami in the late-1950s.
- Mike Fayer, Ph.D., ex-WA6PJF, was even younger than Jack's other students when he was first licensed. He was 11 when he got his Novice, WV6PJF in 1958. By the time Mike got to Jack's class he had a General.
- Stan Miln, K6RMR had his Technician license two years before he took Jack's class in 1960 (he was KN6RMR before that). His father Leon K6ATC, licensed him.
- Rich Heller, Ph.D. was already WV6IZH in 1959. When he got to Hami in 1960, he had upgraded to WA6IZH.
- Paul Lillies, WA6CJC was licensed in junior high school as WN6NLP (Nasty Little People) before he went to Hami.
- Bob Silverman, WA6MRK was a self-taught ham. He earned his General before he became Jack's student. He was WV6MRK as a 1960 Novice. He was club President in 1964.
- Steve Brier, Ph.D., was already a General, WA6WHV when he got to Jack's class in ___. He peviously held WV6WHV as a Novice in ___.
As Hugh, W6WTU, who himself later became an electronics teacher at El Camino College, in Torrance, CA, Jack was interested in kids advancing and learning. If a kid already came with a General, Jack encouraged them to get their Extra. It did not matter so much what license class a kid got, but rather they improve.
Some of Jack's students held both the Novice and Technician at more or less the same time like:
- Richard Somers, W6NSV also earned his General before Hami. Prior to his General, Richard held both the Novice, WN6NSV and Technician, W6NSV simultaneously in 1951.
- Larry Beilin, K6VDP, who was KN6VDP in 1956. Larry homebrewed a 6AG7 2 watt 40M and 80M Novice transmitter which he still has.
Some kids got their Technician like:
- Herb Levitin, ex-WB6KME, the 1963 President of Hami's Ham Club
- Joel Corwin WB6MVS in 1965,
- David Freeman, WB6ZMT in 1967.
- Steve Goldstein, then WB6OQJ, now N6KZO started off as a Technician and was President of Hami Ham Club in 1972.