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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Still missin' ya old friend. Fond memories
of our time working for Motorola and our
overseas trips. I sure wish we'd found
time to do a few DXpeditions while on
those trips. It was a pleasure to have
Fritz became Silent Key on Monday, August
5, 2019. He was the mentor and friend to
all who knew him. He was an OO for many
years and an avid CW operator. I am
honored to have known him and to have
called him my friend. He will be missed
by the entire ham community. 73 Fritz.
FRC member. top notch cw op.
Worked all but two countries.
Joseph G. Areyzaga, K1JGA, of Manchester NH
accidentally became a Silent Key on Saturday,
July 27th 2019 at Deerfield NH. Joe and Michael
Rancourt, K1EEE, were taking down Mike’s tower
when it suddenly collapsed. They were both
wearing safety belts and fell 40+ feet tethered to
the tower. Joe and Mike were transported to the
Elliott Hospital in Manchester NH where sadly Joe
did not survive his injuries. Mike was very
seriously injured but fortunately he is recovering.
There is a valuable lesson to be learned from this
Both Joe and Mike were regular attendees at
NEAR-Fest. “JoJo” was very active on the
Interstate Repeater Society 146.850 Derry
repeater and a volunteer in the NEAR-Fest
Thursday night campground crew run by Joe,
K1JEK, and the Port City club. Mike was a
member of the Contoocook Valley Radio Club and
was instrumental in building KA1SKY which is the
amateur radio station at the McAuliffe-Shepard
Discovery Center in Concord NH, a gift from
NEAR-Fest nearly a decade ago.
We want to express our condolences to Joe’s XYL
Elizabeth and his six sons and daughters as well
as our hopes to Mike for a speedy and full
recovery. NEAR-Fest XXVI is dedicated in Joe’s
honour and memory.
Wayne Carroll, W4MPY, The QSLman died
July 3, 2019. Exactly 3 days after his
wife Lola N4KAI died. He died peacefully
in his sleep at home with his son W5QDF
and daughter-in-law KF5ZRA.
Wayne (WIMPY) made some of my 1st QSL cards
and always worked well with his clients --
RIP my friend!
David supplied me with beautiful
QSL cards for many years. He always had time
to chat when I needed changes. I was
disappointed last year to find he was no
longer in business. RIP, David and Lola.
I used Wayne's QSL card service for several years before he was no longer able to do so. His cards were excellent and he was a pleasure to work with. I was saddened to hear of his death.
I had the prividlge of buying QSL cards from
Wanye over the years and it was such a
pleasure to do business with him. He was a
true gentleman and left no questions you may
have had unanswered. Both he and Lola will be
Nice Gentleman,loved family and friends and radio too!
I use to talk with Daniel and a group of guys on 40
meters a few years back. Daniel was a really nice guy.
The ham radio community lost a really great man. RIP
W2OO, Mike Kirchoff, of Knoxville, TN became a SK July 14, 2019. Mike was an award winning DX'er and contester. He is a member of the East TN DX Association and the TN Contest Group.
He was an active ham on most bands.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in EE.
I first became friends with Mike at UT and have been friends over 50 years.
I was a guest at Mike’s home at Grannybelle Woods in
Maryville, TN on several occasions. Soft-spoken and
gracious, Mike always encouraged me to get my ticket
and join the fraternity of fellow operators. I will miss him.
kent was a good friend and one of the
first persons i met on the air.
he will be missed by many here in the
okc area. god bless to all dave
Jack Hart K0TTY was a wonderful man who was a true gentleman. He got me started in old school RTTY with Teletype machines. He gave me my first Teletype, which I still have and use on a daily basis. He was extremely knowledgeable in Teletypes, knew how to tear them down and completely rebuild them. I truly miss Jack, and hope that he is having a blast wiring heaven with miles of loops!
Sadly missed, my brother.
May 14 2018 we lost Michael, he was my friend as well
as my brother. Sadly missed.
George was fun to talk with on the local
repeaters, echolink, and on HF. Always
had lots of stories to tell. We'll
surely miss the pizza parties held at
his QTH. RIP buddy.
RIP Keith, sorry to have read the news...I worked with you and enjoyed you on the Block 60 program. Never got to work with you on AMSAT or any of the Sats, but you were a key figure. Rest easy now Keith...will miss you...
Just heard about this from Bruce Richardson.
Keith was one of the nicest and highly
involved Hams I knew. His contributions are
countless. RIP my friend. Fort Worth has lost
a very special person.
One of the GREAT ONES of Amateur Radio! I've known Keith for over 27 years and he was a great mentor and friend. I've worked with Keith personally helping set up communications for events such as the Cowtown Marathon, March of Dimes, Bike to the Brazos just to mention a few. My wife cleaned his house for him for 20+ years as well.
Rest Well my friend -- Keith W5IU You WILL BE MISSED.
Keith was a true gentleman.
He always had time for anyone who wanted to interact with
him. His exploits in AMSAT were well known. He was an
accomplished VHF/UHF operator and certainly distinguished
himself in those circles. Keith was a man of faith whose
character was evident in everything in which he was involved.
Thank you Keith for making the world a better place because
of your life.
John T. "Tim" Shingara, 70, of Lower
Paxton Township passed away on
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the M.S.
Hershey Medical Center surrounded by
his loving family. Tim was born on
January 25, 1949 in Danville, PA., and
was a son to the late Clarence L.
Shingara and Beatrice E. Mussina. Tim
was retired from the Pennsylvania
State Police as a communications
engineer. He served in the United
State Navy on the USS Canopus and NAS
Keflavik Iceland. He was a HAM Radio
Operator call sign WB3EYB, a member of
Hershey Local 98 IATSE 98, AMSAT and
Civil Air Patrol PA Wing.
Surviving are his loving wife of 33
yrs. Danna J. (Sherman) Shingara,
sons, Rev. Father John T. and Sharon
N. Shingara, Thomas D. and Jennifer L.
Shingara, daughters, Tiffany J. and
Michael J. Moglia, Meredith K. and
Peter M. Thompson, 3 brothers, Terence
M., David A. (Tony) Thomas B.
Shingara, grandchildren, Jessica M.,
Madison G., Hannah J. Shingara, Erik
M.G., and Emily K. Moglia. Visitations
will be held on Monday, May 6, 2019
from 6 to 8 PM at the Dailey Funeral
Home and on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from
11:30 to 12:30 PM at the funeral home.
Services will begin at 12:30 PM.
Burial with full military honors will
follow at Indiantown Gap National
Cemetery Annville, PA. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made to St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital in
Tim's Memory. The Dailey Funeral Home
is Honored to Serve The Shingara
Family. 650 S. 28th Street Harrisburg,
PA. 17103. DAILEY
My good buddy! We met around 1975 on
CB radio and both got our ham license
1976. (Tim had been previously
as WN3/WA3PNF, but had let it lapse.)
went over to his house to lend him my
Heathkit HG10B VFO so he could
troubleshoot one that he had. We
became good friends and spent a lot of
time together doing ham radio and
"fun stuff". Tim was 10 years older
me and I learned by watching him. I
learned a lot about radio, building
and helping others. Tim gave me my
Vibroplex bug and some of my best
are operating high speed CW with him
night long at Field Day. We became
separated by distance, but always
with phone and Skype calls to share
latest jokes and ham stories. I paid
back some of what he gave me by
him when he was getting into SDR. Our
ritual of attending the Dayton hamfest
with Timmy was a highlight every year.
honored Tim by going to Dayton this
not long after his passing, and missed
greatly. Tim is also being honored by
sons who have taken his call signs:
is now WB3EYB and Tom is newly
and is WA3PNF. Keep Tim's memory
help another ham. 73, Greg, K3EA
Having met John upon entering the hobby he
provided me with advice, knowledge many hours
of good old fashioned rag chewing. He was a
past President of the Yonkers Amateur Radio
Club and probably held every elected and or
appointed position in the club at one time or
another. He will be missed 73 John
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