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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

WILLIAM O GRIEVE "Oliver&qu (W7AFC)


Aug. 30, 2008


Another OT has passed on. He will be missed.

Contributed by: Kenneth K. Kelly (W7KKK)


When I upgraded from Novice in the late 1970s. Oliver (then W7WGW) was the first person I talked to on the 2 meter band. He was responsible for getting the first 2M repeater on Mingus Mt. Through the 1980s, he organized Arizona's only Amateur Swapmeet, in those days, near Flagstaff AZ. For his efforts, he was chosen Arizona's Ham of the Year in 1988.

Contributed by: Budd Turner (N7EOJ)


Oliver was one of the first local hams I spoke to upon moving to AZ in 1992. I always enjoyed his company on the air, and his willingness to help. He was an excellent example of what our hobby should be, and will be missed by many! 73's, OM!

Contributed by: Gerald Winder (W7TNS)


Years ago in the 1970's, when I was a new tech at KOLD TV in Tucson I would often talk on the phone with Oliver who was running the video board at KOOL TV in Phoenix. We received out network feed from them and sometimes we needed a switch of the feed. He was always helpful to this greenhorn on the other end of the line. A nice man. RIP W7AFC SK

Contributed by: Wayne (K7WDA)


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