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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

JOE never knew last name (NU2F)


June 21 2003


I met Joe on a repeater and he went to work from Barnegat,NJ to Phila PA. He heard me sending CW to other hams because I wanted input on how I sounded with my new bug. Joe broke in and said it sounds commercial. Joe was a read DX hound and a very active member of the old Barny Light house club. He used to take his lunch outside in the summer and we talked,joked and also KA3FJY was a part of out 2 meter crazy net:-) Joe left for home around 5 AM. When he arived he made coffee then he sure gave me a work out on CW He gave me good tips and before long I was sending 35 + WPM. about 2 years ago I sent him an E mail and I never got a response. A month later I tried again and it bounced. I looked up N2OO and he told me Joe got up one morning then just dropped. I also remember several times Joe had car problems and he asked me to call his wife and I detected in his voice something was not right. I asked if he wanted me to stay with him incase the car just shut down and he said yes. I later met Joe and he saud he had some health issues and when they hit he felt spooky miles away from any help. I lost contact with joe when moved and was no longer able to put up an outdoor antenna. I missed Joe and he was a COOL ham. The times we worked CW must amount to hours. RIP Joe and kep that bug going Another BUG ham that misses you

Contributed by: Bob Lech (AF2DX)


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