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Robert Stankus (K4NV)

Fall 2002

Bob is ex W2VCZ. He was a well known contester in the 1950's and 60's operating from the K2HLB Mega station as well as his own station. Bob is also known for his articles on modifications to the Collins 75A4 Receiver. Dave K4JRB

Contributed by: Dave Thompson (K4JRB)

I met Bob, W2VCZ, way back around 1947 when we were both attending Radio Mechanics school at Scott Field, IL. Bob had a ham setup in the barracks where we were both put, and I became aware of his ham radio operation. That caused me to decide to study for my ham license, and since I was also learning radio from my school lessons, it fit right in with my attempts in getting a license. After learning the code and theory, I received my license of W3NQN. If I had not met Bob, I never would have become a ham, and I am greatly indebted to him for introducing me to ham radio. After we both left the Air Force, I lost contact with Bob, but I continued to remain active in ham radio, primarily in writing article for RAD COM, QST, CQ and the ARRL Handbook. My most popular article was published in two parts in QST, 1998, May & June, "Clean up Your Signals with Bandpass Filters." My bandpass filters were so popular by contester hams that Array Solutions offered to distribute them world-wide. It is strange how an unexpected contact with someone can have a lasting influence on ones life, such as I experienced. Many thanks again to Bob for providing me with that experience. 73, Ed Wetherhold, W3NQN, Annapolis, Maryland

Contributed by: Edward E. Wetherhold (W3NQN)

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