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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Chuck Phillips (WB2MSV)

November 29, 2001

I met Chuck when I was 15 yrs old in '67. I was unlicensed then but very interested in being a ham and the locals used to call me when there was an antenna raising party. What better way to learn than witness a craftsman like Chuck. This man could solve anything with tools not just radio problems. He was an accomplished carpenter also. I lost contact for awhile between school, marriage and kids but was reunited with Chuck when the radio bug bit again. This time I was determined to get licensed and did. Chuck hadn't changed a bit. Always lending a hand to those that needed it. Many of his neighbors received the benefit of his knowledge of anything mechanical. His friends and neighbors kept a good eye on him after "his bride" Leona passed away. Chuck was rarely wanting for a good meal. If a good cause could be found Chuck was there. He leaves behind 2 fine Sons, 3 Grandsons and 2 devoted Daughters-in-law. He will be greatly missed for his friendship and wisdom.

Contributed by: Mike MacDonald (WA2E)

I met Chuck as a new member of the Piscataway Amamteur Radio Club. He was a charter, founding member as well as a fixture at all club events, especially Field Day. Chuck had seemingly endless energy, as well as a desire to help his fellow Hams in any way possible. During my time as an officer, and eventually president of PARC, Chuck was a steadying influence. He was a cool headed, always full of common sense when things could start going wrong. But my favorite memories of Chuck are when he finally gave in and joined a bunch of us on a trek to Dayton in the mid '90s. He was like a kid in a candy store and had a blast, and the dinners that our group shared every evening were full of fun and camaraderie ... icing on the cake! 73 Chuck - I hope you get a ton of good DX from that Shack in the sky!

Contributed by: Larry Makoski (W2LJ)

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