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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Glenn Ward (WB5IGX)


I first met Glenn when he was recuperating from a serious illness. He couldn't go very far from the nursing home, so he gathered friends around the radio every day. Glenn always had a joke or a story to brighten the day; often the joke was on him. He was a generous ham, and although he didn't have much, he would give the shirt off his back to help someone else. Glenn's first love, after ham radio, was cooking; the bigger the crowd, the better. He couldn't always pull it off the way he planned, but he was always cheerful about it. 73 and good DX, Glenn.

Contributed by: Tom O'Brien (AB5XZ)

Glenn was my Elmer and good friend. We met in 1973 at Madison Electronics in Houston when I was an SWL.....he encouraged me to pursue my amateur ticket. Glenn sold me my first rig...a Swan 400 for $40. We enjoyed several years of friendship and hamming together with Dave and Don Busick of Houston. Thanks Glenn.....Peace to you. Jim Geer...WB5LXZ

Contributed by: WB5LXZ (WB5LXZ)

Glenn was my Elmer when I lived in Houston, Texas. I had been an active swl when we met at Madison Electronics...became friends and with his encouragement and coaching the theory, code and license requirements...I passed the novece exam. Glenn then acquired for me a Swan 400 transceiver for $40. We enjoyed several years of Field day gatherings at his family beach house as well as restoring and trading many radios. Thanks and "73" Glenn...we will miss you. James Bucky Geer WB5LXZ

Contributed by: WB5LXZ (WB5LXZ)

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