W8A6ITF - Bill Pasternak WA6ITF

William 'Bill" Pasternak
Saugus, CA

QCWA # 27158

WA6ITF - Bill Pasternak

Bill is the Producer/Writer of the weekly Amateur Radio ARNewsline bulletin service. Bill co-founded Newsline as the Westlink Radio Network in 1976.

First licensed in 1959 as WA2HVK, he has written two best-selling technical books, authored the "Looking West" column for 73 Magazine for 22 years; writes the VHF, FM and Repeater Column for Worldradio Magazine; has written countless articles in Amateur Radio, hobby electronics and broadcast related periodicals; produced and/or directed most ham radio films and video's released by ARRL or AMSAT since 1974 and originated the "Young Ham of the Year" award program in 1986.

He is a member of ARRL, QCWA and the Radio Club of America. He has received numerous awards for contributions to the betterment of the Amateur Radio Service. These include the DARA Special Achievement Award (1981), ARRL Southwestern Division Meritorious Service Award (1988), DARA Radio Amateur of the Year (1989), AMSAT Outstanding Contributions Award (1990) and ARRL National Certificate of Merit (1995).

Bill is a Broadcast Engineer with award winning KTTV-Fox News. He is a Broadcast Consultant in design and installation of digital and analog television post production facilities, an independent educational/industrial film and video producer and writer. His programs have won several major awards, the New York State Film Festival (1986 1987 competition) and the Chicago International Film Festival (2002 2003 competition).ipient for his contributions to a "Regularly Scheduled Television News Program" (1984).

Bill is the only person ever chosen to be recipient of both the prestigious Dayton Amateur Radio Association's "Specific Achievement" (1981) and "Radio Amateur of the Year" (1989) awards. He also was presented the ARRL National Certificate of Merit (1995) in recognition of his contributions to the "furtherance of the goals of the Amateur Radio Service."

Bill and his wife Sharon (KD6EPW) reside in Santa Clarita California with their two "puppy people" and can be reached by e-mail to wa6itf@arnewsline.org.

Sept 1, 2010