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Dave Floyd (W9MPD/7)

Nov 21 2015

Dave was a solid fixture in amateur radio and especially in the repair business. First in Illinois near St. Louis MO, then in Boulder City- owner of Radio World. No kinder or friendlier soul ever walked the earth.

Contributed by: K0FF (K0FF)

Met Dave when I moved to the Las Vegas area in 1999, and bought afew things from him, but enjoyed just browsing his shop, as it was such a clutter of equipment, etc, which reminded me of my dads Radio/TV repair shop.. I have yet to understand how he knew where things were. His XYL always had a bunch of cookies for everyone to munch on. Afew times he wanted me to buy him out so he could retire...yeah right... Good guy and always interesting to talk to. RIP Dave..John W6ZKH

Contributed by: John Neeley (W6ZKH)

So sorry to hear this news of Dave Floyd. Dave and I met up as brand new teenage hams on 6 meter AM - both on our Harvey Wells. He in Granite City, Il. I was 50 miles South in Marissa. Many great memories of our learning more and more about this great hobby together. He was very active in the St Louis area clubs and his Radio shop become the gathering place for so many of us. He was very kind and helpful to so many. He was greatly missed when he picked up and moved to Boulder City. Sarah and I visited him a few times there and his shop always was filled will interesting and strange radio parts and pieces just as it was in Granite City. I always would announce his K9BQV call each time we would hook up on the air, although he became W9MPD years back. It brought back memories of our beginning days of ham radio together. I still have his K9BQV QSL card on my wall. A great part of ham radio, Dave Floyd, his humor, his mind and his soul will be missed.

Contributed by: BOB HEIL (K9EID)

I remember Dave from Collinsville, IL when I would trek over to see what "goodies" Dave had, and seeing him at the Zero Beaters Hamfest in Missouri. He, like Ham Radio Center, was a fixture in the duo-states (IL/Mo) and hated to see Ham Radio Center quit the business with Dave Fine and Bill Duborg and then later, when Dave Floyd moved out West. Will miss you Dave and sorry to hear of your passing. RIP Dave, and will QSY to your frequency someday myself!

Contributed by: Chris Hays (W0XX)

Shocked and saddened to hear about Dave. Over the last many years while visiting LV, I would always drive over to his store and chat and sometimes buy something. Three times he would ask me if I would be interested in buying out his store. So, I knew he wanted to "bail out" of the radio biz. I am especially concerned how his wife is taking all this? Anyone, PLEASE comment here how his wife is doing and if she is being supported by friends family. I was in Vegas last month and phoned to see if he was open. No answer to my call. I will miss you Dave and your outlook on Ham Radio and politics. Again, I hope his wife is OK.

Contributed by: Ken WB9YCJ (WB9YCJ)

Dave Floyd such a nice guy. Wonderful wife. Stopped in a handful of times over the years and do have some hamsticks i bought from Dave. Thank you for your contributions to Ham Radio.

Contributed by: Kevin A. Janson (KC7ZOH)

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