Member Profile: N6USO

Burton Brink, N6USO

I am a Advanced Licensed holder who loves using “HAM” radio from my Goldwing Motorcycle and anywhere else. My first Goldwing was a 1986 Honda 1200 Goldwing Aspencade with over 117,000 miles on it. I now have a 2002 Honda 1800 Goldwing that has my Kenwood 742 radio on it. I have been riding motorcycles since 1976, and have ridden over 400,000+ miles. It is one of the best feelings, riding in the wind.

I participate in many Charity events, such as the Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup relay race, Harley Davidson “Love Ride” (Muscular Dystrophy MDA), and Honda’s “Ride for Kids”, as well as many other Charity events.

I’m a major supporter of “HAM” radio as my Brother, KC6WVL/ Father, KC6WVM/ Wife, KE6SUW/ Father-in-law, W6NUN/ Brother-in-law KE6SUV and the most recent is my Son, Shawn, KG6TDG all have since received their “Ham Tickets”. My youngest, Tyler has shown an interest and hopefully will get his soon.

I Belong to The Goldwing Road Riders Assoc. Chapter I Covina (GWRRA-Life Member), Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club CA-IV (Charter Member), Motorcycle Amateur Radio Club (MARC) and many other groups. I am also a Member of the Family Motor Coach Assoc and the Good Sam Club. I enjoy camping in motorhomes and also have a ham radio in our family’s motorhome.
I am the OWNER/LICENSEE of the 145.440- (136.5 Tone) 2 meter N6USO repeater on Sunset Ridge located at 5300+ feet in the Angeles National Forest of Southern California,by Mt Baldy. http://www.n6uso.com for infomation on the repeater. It has many links and a daily NEWSFEED on Ham radio. The repeater covers most of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

I am a Deputy Sheriff for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and in a Law Enforcement Officer since 1982. I am presently assigned at Temple Sheriff’s Sation since 1992, was assigned as Field Training Officer from 1997-2000. Now I’m a Motor Officer since 2000 and a Motor Field Training Officer/Dept Motor Instructor and Presidential/Dignatary Motor Escort Deputy. I started the “HAMWATCH” program at Temple Station in 1993 and I am a member of “D.C.S. Disaster Communications Service” with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept (Have to I work there).

My wife Gerie, KE6SUW is a personal trainer at Bulldog Gym in Glendora and a “Spinning Instructor there. She has been a Personal Trainer since 1997. We have 2 sons, Shawn KG6TDG and Tyler.

The above picture was taken on Glendora Mountain Road (So. California) for a magazine called “Wing World” from the Goldwing Road Riders Assoc. This Picture was featured as the full page calender of the magazine in September 2002. Another picture taken there was featured on the cover of their yearly (2003) “Gold Book” for the group, identifying all it’s world wide members as you travel for assistance or information in the area you are traveling through.

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