- Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Friends Remembered
Survey Question

DX Cluster Spots

Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement

Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Paul Copeland (K4KCS/K2J)

August 25, 2011

It is with sadness that I must relate that Paul (Slim) Copeland has passed away Thursday 8/25/2011. Paul was an original 13 Colonies Special Event Operator representing the state of North Carolina KC4KCS/K2J. Paul was a very dedicated Colony operator and a joy to talk to. Our condolences to his family and may he rest in peace. He will be missed.

Contributed by: Ken Villone (KU2US)

My Apologies-typo. Paul's call was K4KCS.

Contributed by: Ken Villone (KU2US)

He was my best ham radio buddy, from back in Novice days in 1956. He was truly a great guy, and dedicated to the ham radio hobby. His last big effort was as K2J in the 13 Colonies Special Event for the last two years. He was a US Navy veteran and retired as a transmitter engineer from VoA. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. John K4LSX

Contributed by: John E. Owings (K4LSX)

My thoughts and Prayers are with the Copeland family. I did not know Slim personally but I had the pleasure of logging K4KCS on more than one occasion in addition to his K2J. KD4QMY - George

Contributed by: George R. Joyner (KD4QMY)

Slim was a big help to me with my amp and my antenna's,he was always will to help with his vast knowledge of ham radio. I considered Slim as one of my Elmer's. John, K4LSX probably knew him best as they talked almost everyday since the 1950's.

Contributed by: Roy Westra (AA6QQ)

I was stationed with "Tiny" (as we knew him then!) at Pearl Harbor in the late sixties. He loaned me a camera to take to my only T.A.D. trip to Japan. Unfortunately the camera had been stored in Paul's grubby little station wagon that held a lot of his junk in it and had roaches the size of squirrels in it too and the shutter had molded shut and none of the pictures came out but we had a good laugh over it afterwords. A one of a kind good guy!

Contributed by: Bob Patterson (N0VLJ)

Paul was an Elmer and mentor to me when he lived in Senatobia, Mississippi. About the time we met (1973), I had just upgraded from Novice to General and had gotten my Third Class Radiotelephone license with a broadcast endorsement. Paul helped me to get into broadcast engineering, where I'm still employed. He was Chief Engineer at WNJC and also did contract work for several area stations. His guidance and teaching allowed me to upgrade to First Class Radiotelephone license at 17. After that I got a job at a TV station some distance away and soon thereafter went to college further away at Mississippi State University so we didn't see or speak often but I still considered him a friend and one of the most significant people in my life. Paul, wherever you are, I hope you are well and hope to see you someday. -Bob

Contributed by: Robert I. Stroupe, Jr. (WB5JWN)

You must be a member of to post a story on the Friends Remembered page.

Becoming a member of is easy. All we need is a Callsign. The sign-up process prevents others from posting a story as if the story came from you. You can get more information about signing up and our strict adherence to confidentiality at the sign-up page.