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Jim Parsons (K5ROV)


February 25, 2013


Jim Parsons, retired Air Force Chief Master Sargent is now a silent key. Jim, former W1RLA and SV0WN (among many others) was the first station on the air from Crete and Rhodes. So rare were the islands, the Northern California DX Association sent him a Loudenboomer Amp so he could be heard better from the West Coast. From a personal perspective, next to the term mentor in the Ham Radio dictionary, should be a photograph of Jim Parsons.

Contributed by: Joe T. Milam (W5UA)


I note with great sadness the passing of Jim. Tho I had never met him in person, we used to have frequent qso's on 40m cw and on occasion, SSB. We were both in the AF Security Service at the same time and at some of the same places - not at the same time. I will miss our qso time on the ' bands. My condolences to his family.

Contributed by: William R. (Ray) Colbert (W5XE)


Sorry to hear of the passing of Jim Parsons. I served with Jim in the Air Force at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo Texas. My condolences to the family.

Contributed by: Lou Kordek (AB3QK)


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