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Timmy Sheen (N6MZA)
December 31, 2006
Tim, who lived in Sacramento, California, was a real mainstay on 40 and 75 meters. You could always count on him to make interesting and provocative chat, and he was extremely articulate. He had a real gift for gab, and could filibuster for hours at a time without repeating himself. He was highly opinionated (some would even say argumentative), but even when he was being long-winded he was really funny. He had a great sense of humor and would often adopt a cynical or sarcastic persona so you couldn't tell whether he was being serious or not. In short, he was an excellent actor who specialized in delivering sililoquies; the farthest possible thing from your average ham. He will be missed.
Contributed by: William F. Crowell (W6WBJ)
A fine A-1 operator, Timmy will be missed by all his ham radio buddies. His wit and radio antics were totally off the top. Nothing on ham radio came close to the showmanship of this great man. A sharp businessman, musician and father, he was a first class act all the way.
So long Tim, you were much too young to leave this world.
Contributed by: Bill Eichner (WD40)
Tim, N6MZA, was a rare individual...a true Renaissance Man. The depth and breadth of his knowledge was unparalleled; his QSO's covered topics ranging from the obscure and esoteric, to the mundane rigmarole we all go through on a daily basis. He was a class-act all the way around.
The old saying, "the candle that burns twice as bright, burns half as long" unfortunately held true in Timmy's case. My life has been enriched by knowing Tim. He checked out before his time, and his absence will be felt for a long time.
Contributed by: Mark Krubsack (KE6OI)
MZA was a friend of mine. I truly miss him. Tim called one day in 1992 and said head over to Frank KD6KEK's house, who is also now a silent key. He said he was taking us out to dinner then dancing. Well, as most of you know, Tim was blind, but that didn't slow him down much. Anyway, my wife, then girlfriend, and I was visiting with Frank. Tim was on the output of 147.435 yelling, "Where are you honyaks?! I'm lost!" We talked MZA and his limo driver in to Frank's condo in Marina Del Rey. Up drives a beautiful white limo with two mag mounts and MZA hanging out the sun roof. "Let's eat you bastards!" he yelled, and we piled in. We had a great time at dinner with Frank teasing Tim about being blind and reaching over and cutting Tim's steak for him. We later ventured over to Torrance to meet up with a bunch from 435, including, Janet KK6NN, Harold KK6OI, Jeff KD6CDX, etc. Well, it started out great untill my girlfriend grabbed MZA by the hand and said, "Let's dance!" Well dance they did! Out on the dance floor Tim and Katie boogied down. Out of no where Tim grabbed Katie by the waist and lifted her completely over his head and spun her around multiple times. Let's just say her entire cute side was exposed as the skirt she was wearing ended up over her head. He set her down and kept dancing like nothing ever happened. Needless to say, Katie ran off the dance floor to collect herself. After that......she never wanted to hang with my ham buddies again. Probably a blessing, as that seems mild as far as stories go with the 435'ers. -73- KD6QAH
Contributed by: Bradley Ball (KD6QAH)
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