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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Don Kirwin (WA0AVA)

April 1st, 2008

Don and I recently renewed our friendship after 40 years of going different paths. We found each other thanks to an article in I wrote. We used to enjoy amateur radio as teens when growing up in Topeka Kansas. Don was a true CW operator. And he could pull out DX using the most modest of antenna and no amp. A couple of years ago we worked each other on CW for the first time in 43 years. In fact Don used the same J-38 Key he used back then. Don had been away from ham radio since 1970 and got his extra class license and his original call WA0AVA back just before we reconnected. Its like his call was just waiting for him to reclaim it. I am thankful for Don and his family. A silent Key, but in our memories never silent.

Contributed by: Terry Reim (WA0DTH)

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