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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George A. Moyer Jr. W3URR "Scotty"
Lancaster, PA - George A. Moyer Jr., 87,
of Lancaster, PA., and formerly of
Wilmington, DE., died peacefully on
Friday, December 7, 2018 in Arbor View
at Willow Valley. Born in Reading, PA.,
he was the son of the late George A.
Sr., and Edna Folk Moyer. George was the
loving husband of Anita Welsch Moyer and
they observed their 65th wedding
anniversary in January of this year. For
over 40 years George was the chief radio
engineer for WDEL in Wilmington, DE.
George humbly served in the U.S. Air
Force during the Korean War. He was a
member of the Atonement Methodist Church
in Claymont, DE; and the Amateur Radio
club in Wilmington. George was a
lifetime, faithful, and active member of
the Delaware Model Airplane Club.
Earlier in his life he was a Boy Scout
Troop Leader and enjoyed camping and
taking backpacking trips with his
family. George was a life-long
passionate Philadelphia Eagles Fan.
Rich Bogen passed away on June 4, 2018 with his wife, Dawn, and daughters, Adriane and Kate; and his car parts by his side. Rich left us for his next grand adventure, after surviving just shy of 40 years of marriage to Dawn. He grew up in N.Y. on Long Island, driving his big brother Michael crazy about cars, ham radio and all things electronic.
Although there was much more for Rich to see and do, the life he lived was full of wonderful adventures. Whether he was hitchhiking across the U.S., backpacking through the Grand Canyon, watching Jimmy Hendrix at Woodstock, or playing the piano in one of his many bands, he was always busy. Outnumbered by women in the house he could often be found hiding in the basement playing on his ham radio.
Then he discovered his next love, British sports cars, restorations, drives, car clubs, car shows and fixing cars took up much of his time. Rich dragged Dawn around the U.S. and Canada for the last 20 years to car shows, where he continued to add photos to his ever expanding collection. Photos his family will enjoy for generations to come.
John and I spent many evening and late
nights, talking on 2 meters and hf.
Sure miss him.
Lost a good friend and buddy...miss you
Stan!!! 73 SK
Mike was a ham radio Op for over 35 years. He was with Skywarn, ARES/RACES. And many ham clubs in the Milwaukee area.
John lost his battle with cancer this year. But his legacy lives on and no one -- nothing -- can diminish that. His profile pix in QRZ does him justice and is how he is remembered. As a Navy vet he served our country with distinction from '59 to '64. He remained a life member and active in both the American Legion and the VFW, As a manager he served the workers safety and welfare at some of GM's largest plants in Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Pontiac for 37 years as the safety and security officer. As a ham he was a mover and shaker in the Great Lakes Repeater Association in the 70s. They had 4 repeaters on 2M including ones that were major for the era on 16/76 in Detroit and 25/85 in Clarkston. In retirement he and his wife Linda enjoyed their 5 children and homes in Michigan during the summers and Florida during the winters. Your days of pain from the cancers and frustration from QSB and QRN are behind you my friend. 73 for now. RIP until we are reunited in glory.
OUR HAM RADIO TEACHER & ELMER AND A VERY
GOOD FRIEND. HE WAS A ELECTRONICS
TEACHER IN PUBLIC SCHOOL DURING THE DAY
AND HE TAUGHT HAM RADIO AT NIGHT SCHOOL.
HARRY MADE HUNDREDS OF NEW HAMS IN MIAMI
WE MISS YOU HARRY!!!
AL KA4ANA & DIANE KA4ANB
Lost a good friend & a great Ham
I was just sent a copy of the obit. I
was wondering why his call expired. Now
I know. Jan was a real character, He
worked for years at Barry Electronics in
NYC. Rest in Peace my friend..
I ran into Jan on Metroplex around
1979/1980. Jan had volunteered to go out
looking for interference. We went out
with a Doppler DF bolted to the roof of my
car and were parked around the corner from
a jammer in NJ. I had WNEW-FM on the
radio and the DJ broke in with the news
that John Lennon was killed. Jan took it
particularly bad and I took him back to
Around the same time, I was studying for
my Extra. Jan was part of our group that
got together at the FCC’s New York office
on Varrick St. to take the test. Some of
the NYC broadcast radio personalities who
were also hams came along and most of us
passed on the first shot. I would also
run into him from time to time while on
lunch at my summer job at Channel 5. Jan
was very “New York.” He knew just about
everyone and was just about everywhere in
Jan had a classic QSL card – KB2RV in
lights on Times Square. He had a tower
section with a tri-bander on the roof of
the NYC building he lived in. He was very
much into DXing and would hunt around the
band and jump in, usually making the
contact. We were fortunate to have a
great sunspot cycle and lots of HF
activity in those times. A bunch of us
would get together on 15 meter CW and each
worked our code speed. One of our friends
had a bigger station set up in Staten
Island, along with Teletype RTTY. This
warranted a road trip to be guest operator
a few times.
I went off to college and lost track.
Later on, when I was working as a NYCEMS
paramedic, I would always run into him at
Barry. I’d buy all my ham equipment from
him and would bring my friends along to
get their electronics and ham goodies, and
generally just goof around. That was a
fun time for all of us.
We all got busier in the 90s, and I never
heard Jan on the repeaters anymore, nor
did I see him at Barry for the times I did
go there. Just the other day, I was
reading about John Lennon and I had a
flashback to the DFing adventure. I knew
Jan changed his call. I couldn’t imagine
changing his classic QSL card, but that’s
fine. I looked at his call and noticed it
was expired. That’s never good
considering someone who was so active an
amateur, whose hobby was a large part of
his life. With a little more research I
found out he was a silent key.
I was honored to have Jan in my life,
especially at a moment that defined
history. “Where were you when John Lennon
died?” Jan and I were in a car with 8
antennas on it, looking for a repeater
jammer in NJ. Out of boredom, we had
WNEW-FM on, and then history happened. In
the end, it was music and ham radio that
connected us, and defined that very
Vin Scelsa on WNEW-FM at that moment:
Herb lived in Pinellas Park,Florida and was a nice person with many physical problems but a strong will. We had many lunches together and with a small group of friends we all were very close.
sam was a true navy engineer and loved to talk navy. he lived on Maderia Beach Florida and was a great friend.
The Reverend Paul Bittner, W0AIH, of
Fall Creek, Wisconsin, died doing what
he loved on October 31, when a tower-
climbing mishap claimed his life at his
well-known antenna farm. The ARRL Life
Member and Maxim Society member was 84.
A member of the CQ Contesting Hall of
Fame and retired Lutheran pastor,
Bittner was a well-known and respected
figure within the Amateur Radio
community and a prolific contester and
DXer. His call sign was nearly always
present in most major operating events,
and even in a few lesser-known
contests, and news of his tragic death
and condolences and accolades quickly
spread among those who knew him best.
“No one was more generous, loving, and
encouraging to others than the Reverend
Paul Bittner,” said Mike Lonneke,
W4AAW, in a post to the Potomac Valley
Radio Club (PVRC). “He called me last
week to chat about what he and Mary
were up to, like getting material
together for their always long and
hilarious Christmas newsletter. He also
knocked me out with the latest of his
funny experiences in his ‘Rent-a-Rev’
sideline.” Bittner officiated at the
June 2 wedding of two well-known
Bittner was licensed in 1949 and held
the same call sign ever since. He and
his wife, Mary, WB0PXM, moved in 2000
to “The Farm,” a 120-acre spread in
west-central Wisconsin. The first of
the more than 50 towers began sprouting
there before their arrival in 1982. As
a ham, he enjoyed multi-multi
contesting and DXing. His favorite band
was 160 meters, and his favorite
contest was the CQ World Wide DX CW
Contest. Bittner’s son-in-law — Paul
Husby, W0UC — operated VHF contests
from The Farm and was a multi-multi
regular as well.
I first worked Rev, Paul in the 1058 ARRL SS when he was W0AIH/VE3. He was still active when he became a SK.
If he is not in the CQ Hall of Fame I hope someone in his area will nominate him. He is most worthy.
Rest in Peace Rev, Paul
Jan Carman, K5MA, (ex-W5SBX, W3JXS)
died on Nov 13, 2018. Jan was a member
of the ARRL Headquarters staff from
2001 until 2003. An ARRL Life Member,
he was 76.
Jan was a former member of the FOC and
held number 1256. He resigned a few
years ago due to his illness and
inability to remain active on the air.
He was also a member of the Yankee
Clipper Contest Club.
He is survived by his wife Sarah, his
son Chris, and his daughters Kendel and
See ARRL website:
Ardent member of Humboldt
Amateur Radio Club of Eureka
Bill Croghan, Certified Professional
Broadcast Engineer Extra class Ham; NV
Broadcasters hall of fame; Arizona
Amateur of the year 1990; Civil Air
Patrol Communicator of the year, AZ
wing 1991; retired Chief Engineer,
Lotus Broadcasting, Las Vegas.Life
Member ARRL; ARRL and W5YI volunteer
examiner, ARRL technical advisor. Ex-
Air Force. We will miss your kindness
and expertise. Bill was never too busy
to teach someone and proud to say he
was my Elmer in the early 1980's.
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