Many hams have given so very much to our hobby. In their passing, it seems unfair to only remember them with a simple callsign listing in the pages of QST or a quick note in a club newsletter. We hope to provide a method by which you can remember amateur radio operators that have contributed to our hobby.
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Arnold was a good friend and will be sadly missed. Here is a bit of information about Arnold from his update to ORZ in July of 2015.
These days I'm more of a radio collector than radio operator. If I sorted through all my junque I could probably set up three or four complete stations. I do a lot of listening, but a lot of the stuff I hear is not fit for public consumption... kinda makes you not want to key the transmit...
My first exposure to radio was through my next door neighbor in a very small West Virginia town where I was born and raised. The neighbor's father lived about six miles away up a deep West Virginia 'holler' with no electricity. They both had six channel CB radios and talked to each other several times daily on a schedule. When the local grocer delivered groceries he always planned on spending an hour or two with jumper cables hooked up to his truck to charge up the father's battery. I was fascinated that ordinary folks could talk that far using radio waves.
When I joined the Marine Corps (1967- 1970) I jumped at the opportunity to take several communications courses through the Marine Corps Institute, then used the GI Bill to pay for an electronics engineering degree. As fate would have it, I spent the next twenty years as a truck driver and all my education was used repairing other trucker's C B radios. Everybody knew that old 'Empty Pockets' was the 'go to man' if your C B needed help. (And, as a truck driver, I got that handle honestly).
In the early 90's an accident mostly ended my driving career- messed up my walking ability pretty good. Then a bout with blood clots in my lungs nearly done me in, but I lucked up and found an extremely good doctor who put in a filter to keep the blood clots away from my heart and lungs.
Although disabled, I still managed to work part time until last year, when my legs said 'no more'. To fill my spare time in the late 90's I decided to get my Ham license and within about two years worked my way to Extra class. I served as the Emergency Co-ordinator for Fayette County ARES/ Races for several years and even served a couple years as president of the local REACT team. I even helped build our local low power FM station.
But to make a long story semi short, my disabilities finally got the best of me and I now spend all my time loafing. I am having to spend more and more time in a wheelchair, dragging an oxygen hose behind me and depending on the kindness of others to keep my antennas in the air and depending on my wife for the things I thought I would always be able to do.
I live about a quarter of a mile from the world famous New River Gorge Bridge in some of the most beautiful country that God made. We are both members of the Baptist Church and are firm believers in God, Guns and Country.
If you happen to hear me on the air give me a shout and we'll talk. I'm more into QSO's than contesting and if you need that rare part chances are I might have it in that big room full of junk...
My friend who convinced me to study for my ticket and my elmer.
My friend who convinced me to study for my ticket. He worked for the DuPont Company.
I've been thinking of my Elmer lately. He would have been enthralled with all the new digital modes! RIP my friend.
he was mine to sotra miss him
Sad to report the passing of our great friend Lyle
Kaufman, K1DMU from Merrimack, NH
RIP brother - you made everyone’s life fun,
funny, hysterically funny, and so real. Ham’s
David “Doc” Weiner, VE3BZ (formerly
VE2DCW, VE2QV, VE3RTU, FP0DW,
VE2DCW/VP9, BY1PK/VE2QV) passed away
suddenly on December 18, 2017 in Naples,
Florida. First licensed in 1966, David was an
active DXer and contester for over 50 years.
As a teenager in Montreal he had a basic
home station consisting of a Heathkit DX-40
and a Hammarlund HQ-129-X. Frustrated with
a ground plane and dipole, he managed to put
up a 3 element tribander 5 feet off the roof of
our house. While at McGill University he
rejuvenated the VE2UN club and he was
custodian of VE2UN for many years. After
university in the 1970’s he had a home station
(VE2QV) in Waterville, Quebec when he
worked at Centaur Theatre in the Eastern
Townships of Quebec. But moving to Western
University in London, Ont. for an MBA and
then working and living in downtown Toronto,
Canada and Beijing, China limited his activity
to multi-oping at contest stations including
VE6OU (1981), VE6JY (1994, 1999), VE9DH
(1997), B1HQ & B1Z (2004 - 2007) and VE3EJ
(2011). He loved working pileups and he
always looked forward to setting up is own
station again. Finally nearing semi-retirement
in 2010 he built a station at a superb location
on Pigeon Lake in eastern Ontario and
became very active on all bands building his
DXCC total to nearly 330 and submitting
many strong contest scores. He was looking
forward to getting on the DXCC Honor Roll in
the near future. Shortly before his last trip to
China and Vietnam in November he became
active on FT8 and was excited to work several
new digital DXCC entities. David and his wife
Regine traveled very extensively for work and
pleasure and he was able to meet with local
hams in many countries. David’s bucket list
included going on a DXpedition and working
the pileups. David was a Life Member of
ARRL and RAC and a member of the Contest
Club of Ontario.
Vince was a good friend for a very long
time.I was unaware of his passing until
last week when I purchased a transceiver
& found out from the seller who was his
daughter.I now own his ICOM 706 MKIIG &
he would be very pleased.Rest In Peace
Vince & Thanks for being a friend.
I just was informed by Vince's daughter
that he had passed away.We were friends
for a long time & when we chatted on FB
messenger he never said how sick that he
was.May he forever Rest In Peace.
President of the Del Norte Amateur Radio
Club. He was not only my Elmer but he
was also my father-in-law
I had the privilege of knowing Fred as
my elmer. Before he became my elmer,
I had the honor of knowing him as my
father-in-law. He was one of the best
people I've ever known in life.
The following is taken from his
Clyde “Fred” Fredrick Wagner Jr.
passed away peacefully on Dec. 14,
2017, at the age of 70. Fred was born
in Eureka, on Oct. 28, 1947. He spent
his childhood in McMinnville, Oregon,
and moved to Santa Ana in his teenage
years. There, he met his sweetheart
Darlene, and they were later married
on Jan. 24, 1969. Fred went on to
study pharmaceuticals at the
University of Arizona in Tucson and
graduated with a bachelor’s degree in
pharmacy in 1976. He has worked for
several companies over the years,
always loving being a “drug pusher.”
He relocated to Crescent City the
beginning of 1990.
Fred enjoyed many hobbies during the
course of his life. He was a dedicated
fan of the NHRA, loving the power and
speed of the cars. He enjoyed singing
in choirs, and was most recently a
member of the Pacific Guild Chorale.
He also had a love of HAM radios and
was the president of the Del Norte
Amateur Radio Club. After retiring,
Fred found a passion in wood turning,
winning awards for his beautiful
Everyone who met Fred will remember
his great sense of humor,
compassionate heart, and loving
nature. He was a dedicated husband,
father, and grandfather. He was loved
by many, and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his sister Pam
Infanger, his wife of 49 years Darlene
Wagner, their seven children Allison
Hensley, Jessica Bolten, Fred Wagner
III, Erik Wagner, Bethany McAvoy,
Celeste Lovaas, and Ethan Wagner, as
well as 11 grandchildren.
Fred was preceded in death by his
parents Eureka and Clyde Wagner, Sr.
Past President and current Vice President of the Pelican Bay Amateur Radio Club, Brookings, OR.
|Mary Evans Weddle|
It was through her and her husband Clyde L
Weddle's encouragement that i realized my
goals in Amateur radio- miss that both dearly.
Was a great guy loved ham and was a very good mechanic matter of fact he was the only guy i know that made a 348 Chevy engine into a VW Beadle had to drive it from the VW's back seat but man o man would it fly...........
My twin brother Danny was always the
contact that I longed to hear each week.
We grew up together starting in CB radio
in the early 70's and graduated into the
HAM ranks in the late 70's. He is sorely
Danny was a HAM since the late 70's and
was my QSO partner for many years. He
will be missed.
Art passed away at age 92 while a
resident of the Missouri Veteran's Home.
He had only been there for a couple of
months. He was one of the first, if not
the first ham I made contact with and
became a great friend and Elmer for 13
years. He was a WW2 Navy veteran, having
served on the US Bataan. RIP my dear
friend. 73 Cliff KCØSDV
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Fair winds and following seas, my friend!
Bill passed away after a lengthy illness. Bill was a ham in the Thousand Oaks, California area and was DCS-1 with the LA Sheriff's Department for over 9 years. Bill taught communications at Cal State University until his retirement. He received his license in 1968.
Robert "Uncle Bobby" May was the first and only Amateur Radio Operator in our family/extended family. His kind encouragement led to my wife and I earning our licenses thereby tripling the family ham radio operator population.
He was a US Navy Corpsman, Vietnam veteran, and quite simply a good man.
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This project involves a management team of volunteers who each take a topic of interest and manage it with passion. The site will stand above all other ham radio sites by employing the latest technology and professional design/programming standards, developed by a team of community programmers who contribute their skills to the effort. The site will be something that everyone involved can be proud to say they were a part of.
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