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Lloyd David Shallenberger (K6VHP)
January 10th, 2009
"Shally", K6VHP passed away at his home, "Radio Ranch" on Humboldt Hill in Eureka, California the evening of 1/10/09. Shally was a dear friend to myself, and a great teacher, mentor, elmer. He will be missed by many, many folks who were influenced by him. A true stellar example of a great human being.
73, OM. K6VHP de NA6DF. Till we meet again.
Contributed by: Dave Fortenberry (NA6DF)
Shally was not only a technical resource but someone who valued relationships a great deal. I'm proud to have been one of the many Shally considered his friend.
Shally not only taught me technical skills but as an example himself, how to conduct one's self - be a real Ham. During my visits to his Radio Ranch occasionally he would surprise me with a test to see if I was learning anything. It was fun but never intimdating. Oh how he liked to provide lunch, a hotdog and sauerkraut.
He loved to tech-talk on the 75 meter QSOs.
He is a legend among the Collins enthusiast. Not only his stations shown in the picture are Collins with a smattering of other great rigs but but he has some great pieces in his museum. Collins wasn't his only interest either, he had technical experience on most any of the older rigs of the glow in the dark type.
Bob - W6OPO
Contributed by: Bob Lanning (W6OPO)
I was just crushed when I heard the news.
Shally was not only a great ham, he was a great person. I will miss him on 80 meters.
Contributed by: Larry Stokes (K7NNG)
Having only talked with Shally on 75M, I can honestly say that I learned a great deal from him and many great QSO's will be remembered for the rest of my days. 73 Shally de K7ZSK
Contributed by: John Pinkerton (K7ZSK)
I can only echo Dave's sentiments.
Shally was king of the hill when it came to humanity.
I will miss you Shally, rest in peace OM.
Contributed by: Larry Stokes (K7NNG)
Very sad news.
Good old friend...
Contributed by: Ozzie Diaz (W6ICM)
I remember having dinner with him not long ago while up working in the area. We enjoyed some great conversation about ham radio, flying, the 3820 group, and broadcasting. All passions of his. Few have the knowledge he had in electronics and RF, and it was a real pleasure to sit there and just listen to all he had to say. It was amazing, as he always tried to make you think, or make you laugh...
Contributed by: Mike Flud (WU7Q)
My favorite memory of Shally is the first one. In the days when he had his store in downtown Eureka, I had a Johnson Navigator. The airwaves were becoming flooded with Japanese transceivers and I was getting chirp/click reports.
I took my Navigator apart and could find nothing wrong. I sent it to Henry Radio and they sent it back. It went to several other repair shops. One guy changed the bandswitch at quite an expense, no relief.
I took it to Shally at Classic Radio. He was so patient with me, really. We took it apart and measured everything - nothing wrong.
Then he explained to me about design... It had never entered my mind that E.F. Johnson could be anything but the best... And designs that had appeared in the handbook might not be optimum.
It was part of my becoming of age.
Contributed by: (K6GC)
Shally will be missed. 73 k6vhp de k6tpl SK
Contributed by: K6TPL (K6TPL)
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