a letter I wrote for my former Teacher ~ He is one of the people who got me started in Electronics.
P. Malory (WA6DVK) – ARRL “Life Time Achievement Award”
Dear Mr. Summer,
me to also personally voice my support for recommending Louis P. Malory, (Lou -- WA6DVK) for an ARRL "Life-Time Achievement
Award." As Dave Collingham (K3LP ) and Steven C. Cook (WG7K) have indicated, Mr. Malory, was instrumental in the development
of the Fontana High School Communications Technology Program and providing exposure to hundreds of students to Amateur Radio
by being the Student Advisor to the Fontana High School Radio Station (WB6HJJ). He also invested hundreds of hours helping
his students receive their Amateur radio license. Though I have never met or spoken to Dave or Steven; We do share in common
the fact that we are former students and admirers of this wonderful educator and respected Amateur Radio Operator Mr. Louis
P. Malory (WA6DVK).
I was first introduced to Mr. Malory in late 1977, when he came to Alder Jr.
High School to promote Amateur Radio and the Fontana High School Vocational
Communications Technology Program to the upcoming High School Students. He did this “Road Show” every year at
the area Jr. High Schools. I will always remember the spark of enthusiasm and adventure he brought to the hobby that we came
to call Ham Radio and the possibilities of a career in the field of electronics, which at the time seemed like a very distance
dream. How can a kid in a little Steel town in Southern California talk to people all over
the world and also find a career in the field of Electronics that he loves ? Well Mr. Malory knew a lot of those answers.
He created an educational experience that allowed me and my fellow students to explore these possibilities.
my High School years Mr. Malory was a tireless educator. He promoted Amateur Radio and taught us the basics of Radio Communications
and Electronics. Mr. Malory selflessly committed a lifetime of effort with the aim of bettering opportunities for his community’s
youth. Educating his students about Amateur Radio was not just a Job, but it was a true calling. He is truly a credit to educators
and the Amateur Radio service. Mr. Malory is the sort of person parents hope their children might have the opportunity to
experience. He changed my life and that of many young men and women. He has helped his students to go on to achieve their
full potential as responsible adults, serving in their communities and spreading amateur radio around the world. As a last
"Thank You" for a job well done, and a lifetime of effort. I now join with his other former students , David R. Collingham,
and Steven C. Cook in proposing Louis P. Malory, for an ARRL "Life-Time Achievement Award".
L. Brown – KA6KBC
Yorba Linda, CA