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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Jim (WA3NCQ)

October 17, 1999

Jim passed away after a long illness. He was was known as "The Friendly Station" in Essex, Md. Jim enjoyed rag-chewing with the locals as well as dx. I first met Jim in 1971 on 10 meters on the locla Ten-Ten net. He took over as chapter head when Phil, W3LL passed away in 1972. He began such Ten-Ten Certificates as the Sweethart,and the Yoday Kritch. He alway enjoyed a good story and liked to kid everyone he talked to. Jim was sort of an elmer to me, giving tips on working dx and qsling. In later years Jim left ten-ten activities and was sort of an anchor for a group of us who meet on 40 meters. Even toward the end, Jim kept his sense of humor. We will miss him on the airwaves.

Contributed by: AC3P (AC3P)

I had the honor of providing Jim with his first QSO as a new Novice - WN3NCQ. He immediately asked me for my telephone number and called me on the phone after the QSO. Jim lived just a few east of me outside of east Baltimore. After he had some experience on the air he identified himself as the "Golden Fist". Jim had many interests including DXing, Elvis, and the National Guard. While I was overseas in the military, I worked Jim dozens of times as GM5ASI on his calling frequency on 15 meters 21073 KHz. Later he got involved with the 10-10 Organization and became the local Chapter Head running weekly AM and SSB nets on 10 meters. To help keep interest in 10M up he initiated two unique awards, the Yodar Kritch Award and the Sweetheart Award which had pictures of his ancient relatives on the certificate. Some 25 years later I still have those certificates. Jim was known by many and if you ever worked him you would remember the QSO for a lifetime. Jim will be missed by all.

Contributed by: Dan Flanagan (W3DF)

I knew Jim from the Air Guard Unit where he worked as well as from amateur radio. He was a civilian employee there. I was a traditional Guardsman (weekender). I would see him often when I was at the unit on non-UTA days. We'd give each other zingers. He was good at that. I will have an image of that Ford pickup with 'Elvis Lives' neatly painted in blue on the tailgate until my last days. After I left the funeral home, I have a call for him on the local Essex (MD) repeater, 147.24. We chatted on 10 ad 2 meters. I'll miss him. If anyone has a picture of him at any of his stations (one at the Tempo One would be great), please post it here.

Contributed by: WB3EBB (WB3EBB)

I first met Jim on "CB" radio. His comment to me was, "Why don't you get a "Ham" license and talk all over the world; instead of across the street?" So we both went through our Novice tickets together and have been good friends since. I can still hear him saying "Helloooooo" and "Geeeeeeeee" in that low base voice. Jim was an avid skeet shooter. He also collected old automobile license plates, from all over the world that had "Hart" on them. Jim also collected large scale working models of locomotive engines. He was a perfectionist in all of his endevors. Jim and I would get together often to solve the world's problems. Jim is truely my best friend. I miss him.

Contributed by: Chuck (WA3OKX)

Here's a picture of Jim in his German uniform. He had a similar picture on his QSL card.

Contributed by: Dan Flanagan (W3DF)

Here's a picture of Jim in his Alabama Militia Uniform.

Contributed by: Chuck (WA3OKX)

I used to work Jim in the mid 70's when I lived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. He introduced me to the "Sweethart" antenna, The Sweethart Net. My certificate is number 693 and proudly signed by James L. Hart on October 26, 1975. I miss you buddy. 73's Steve WA3LDJ (Now AD5JZ)

Contributed by: Steve Neubauer (AD5JZ)

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and Jim was my grandfather. I wanted to thank you all for you nice stories and memories of him. I shared all of your stories with my grandmother and she loved them. I know my grandfather would be so so proud and honored. Thank you all and I hope you all are doing well. Happy holidays.

Contributed by: rachel anders (GRANDDAUGHTEROFWA3NCQ)

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