I was one of the 1st novice licensees. I took the novice and tech exams the first day they were given at the FCC's regional office in downtown L.A. I seem to recall that was around July 20, 1951. It took about two months for my license to come through with the call sign WN6NSV. It took some time to build an 80 meter 5 watt transmitter and my 1st contact was in November, 1951. I've attached a copy of the 1st page of my logbook for your amusement. I met Dick Schachter, WN6HII on the air shortly thereafter and we be- came lifelong friends.. I met Jack Brown when I came to Hamilton High and signed up for his then "electric shop". I told him I would assist him in starting a ham club if he would agree to change the name of his shop to "radio shop", which he did. I became the charter president of the Hamilton High Amateur Radio Club and helped put together the ham station in the back of the shop in an enclosed room Jack built. We also installed an Elmac transceiver in his car and W6EQH bacame an active ham making frequent contacts with his students as well as others while driving to and from school. Those were exciting times for me.