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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Frank Wolczak (WA0IWF)


Several Years Ago Now


Frank was a graduate electrical engineer from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and was subsequently employed in the video field for many years. He was always available to help anyone out with projects, especially VHF, UHF, and video (ATV). Frank was the AKSARBEN Radio club's Field Day VHF shack chairman for many years, and a chief designer and implemtor of the famous, but now long-gone, K0DG 220 Mhz repeater. Frank is still greatly missed by all his friends and fellow hams, as well as his past co-workers at Mutual of Omaha and Cox Cablevision.

Contributed by: Dick Jugel (K0DG)


I remember Frank quite well too and miss him dearly. There were several weekends when Frank assisted a group of us in tracking down some "renegade" operators. While I can't claim to know Frank as well as some others, I will always fondly remember him and all his contributions to the amateur community in the Omaha, NE area! 73's Patrick L. Scolla (WB0EGR)

Contributed by: (WB0EGR)


Finding and reading Dick's and Patrick's memories has brought back my memories of Frank Wolczak (WA0IWF) who was a really great guy who could make everyone smile or laugh at his jokes and humor. I remember when we were contesting at Red Cross and I burned up a diode in the rotor control box; Frank calmed me down and we fixed it (temporarily) and were back on the air in minutes. Another time when we drove out to Des Moines to visit the superstation of N0NI. The jokes were non-stop the entire road trip. And who can forget Frank flying in by helicopter during Field Day operations! I'll never forget the phone call I got from Frank just a couple months before he passed. He updated me on the next Field Day--I was AkSarBen ARC Prez that year. I didn't know he was sick, but he must have known because after we hung up, I had an feeling that I couldn't describe at the time. Later I realized it was his Good-bye call. Losing Frank was a big loss for the local ham community, AkSarBen club, and for me personally. He was like an Elmer and big brother to me for many years, and I, like many others, miss him very much.

Contributed by: K0IL (K0IL)


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