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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I have known Dan since I was a Technician in 1974. He was my 1st contact, as a Tech, on 2m AM. We became good friends and chatted frequently on the phone and on the radio. He loved to have discussions about the current radio and power amplifier technologies. He leaves behind his wife of 45 yrs, Karen WB9YCW, family and many nieces and nephews. He is a Motorola alum. He will be missed.
Kip was well known around the world as a DXer, DXpeditioner, and contributor to making this a great hobby. Having been privledged to know KIp and call him a friend for 30 years I can only say that I will miss him more than words can express.
RIP OM . . .
After reading the reason for this page ( a wonderful idea) I just had to place my father in here. Jim (Snr) as he was known by his friends, was a very keen amateur, not so much as behind the mic but more as a repairer and making aerials or experimenting with different idea's. He was a ham for about 15 yrs before his untimely death.
Frank, I met on the bands one night. He was very keen on SSTV and helped not only me but others on how to use a certain editing software. We became great friends. Later I visited him in Australia (many times after that) and he returned the visit 2 yrs later. I understand he was a very faithful member of the Westlakes Amateur Radio Club for many years and later became editor of their magazine and President of the club.
Jimmy did TENNEESSE OUTDOORSMEN and ham radio AA4JH, I ran into Jimmy bunch of time when we was talking about fishing and his show and didn't know he was a ham radio operator walks around at our local hamfest he will be greatly be missed
Jim was a friend of mine and was a coordinator of the Southwest Missouri Regional SKYWARN network. The following is a quote from another SKYWARN member, regarding Jim's story (Patti Flowers-Palmer KDØAEL) : It is with tremendous sadness that I am here to tell you of the passing of a great man. Today, May 22, 2018, N0UAM Jim Sellars went silent key. We all knew Jim as the rock solid voice of the Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn.
Jim was there night and day to provide the region with time-valued weather information for the protection of life and property. He was a mentor to so many people, not just in our region of the world, but for many storm chasers as well.
Jim was an AMS Certified Meteorologist and possessed more knowledge of meteorology than many of us could hope to ever learn. When not busy with the weather for Southwest Missouri, and Jim used his vast knowledge to provide information to chasers in the field to help keep them safe. He also spent many hours running Echolink nets for the National Hurricane Center. And, he continued to elmer right up until his last moments.
He had a colorful past including time spent as a police officer for the City of Springfield, many years of work with AT&T, and as a ball player."
Warren Peake Sr was my dad and encouraged me to get my Ham License, which I did a few years after he had passed on. He was a great communicator with fellow HAMS all around the world. He loved entering Contest to see how many folks he could connect with and receive a personal Call Sign Post Card. If propagation was good he had a field day on his rig which made him very happy. I miss my dad butI know someday I will be with him in Ham Radio Heaven.
Eugene Hastings, W1VRK, 88, of Marblehead passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 25, 2018 after suffering a massive stroke six weeks earlier. He was born on January 27, 1930 in Salem. Gene graduated Swampscott High School followed by a degree from Boston University in Business Administration. In 1961 he married Clara Brichze and they settled in Marblehead.
A long time advocate for amateur radio and the ARRL, Gene served on the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors from 1993 to 2014 and was honored as a Director Emeritus. For years he championed the ARRL New England Division Convention, one of the largest ham radio conventions in the country, out of Swampscott, Boston and Boxboro. An active DXer, Gene had 333 DXCC countries confirmed. He was also a member and director of the North Shore Radio Association.
I first met George in the early 70's. He was WB5CKH back then if my memory serves me correctly. We both lived in Longview, Texas. Long time DX, and county awards chaser. He would even go out mobile to give fellow county hunters a "new one". I believe he had 3 Worked All Counties awards. I am getting long in the tooth. So see you soon George.
A very good friend and retired airline
pilot. Was always keeping ahead of
Technology in his equipment. May he rest
Just discovered Edgar's passing was not
entered here. I met him when he was
first licensed with the KA4 prefix, nice
friend for 30+ years.Here is his obit
from last year:
Edgar Allen Cashwell passed away on
October 2, 2017, at his home in
Saxapahaw. Born on July 30, 1923 in
Essington, PA, he was the son of the
late Leon Ray and Lydia Kleinhoff
Cashwell. He attended primary schools
around Philadelphia before moving to
North Carolina in 1937. After graduating
from Eli Whitney High School in 1940, he
enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942.
Stationed at bases across the US, he
served as a propeller specialist on
B17s, B24s, and B29s. After his
honorable discharge in 1946, he returned
to Saxapahaw and worked at Sellers
Manufacturing. In 1950, Edgar married
Olive, the oldest of the “Woody
sisters.” They lived in Saxapahaw, where
they both left their marks on the
community. From 1956 to 1966, Edgar was
Director of the Community Center of
Sellers Mfg. Affectionately known as
Casey, he mentored many, many young
people in Saxapahaw and managed several
athletic leagues in the area. Largely
through his efforts, the Alamance County
Recreation Commission was established in
1969; he served as its first chairman.
He worked from 1966-1968 for Liberty
Life Insurance Company. From 1968-1983,
he was the sociable Saxapahaw
Postmaster. We will all miss his quick
wit, big smile, and sparkling blue eyes.
Edgar was involved in the Exchange Club,
Ruritan Club, Recreation Commission,
Genealogy Club, and NARFE. He was the
oldest living member of Moore’s Chapel
Baptist Church in Saxapahaw, where he
made lifelong friends. He served as
Treasurer, Sunday School teacher,
Deacon, and was a member of the Joy
Class. Among his many hobbies, he
especially enjoyed reading, fly fishing,
ham radio, photography, genealogy, and
telling stories. Even in his 90s he kept
up with the latest in computer and
Edgar was preceded in death by his
beloved wife of 60 years, Olive Woody
Cashwell, First Grade teacher in
Saxapahaw. He loved showing everyone
their wedding picture. He was also
preceded in death by his lovely sister,
Ella Cashwell Booker. He is survived by
daughters Linda Franklin (Tony) of
Winterville, NC; Ellen Caldwell (Roy),
and granddaughter Grace Caldwell of
Canton, NY; niece Suzanne Booker
Canfield (John) and their son John, Jr.,
of Auburn, AL; nephew Ray Booker (Tammy)
and their son William, of Franklin, TN;
brother-in-law Norman Booker of Auburn,
AL; sister-in-law Ruth Woody Dismuke of
Saxapahaw; his nieces and nephews Bob,
Jeannette, Woody, Frank, Roseanne,
Rusty, Jimmy, Sammy (late), Kathy, Amy,
Ann, James, Susie, and Lynn, whom he
loved dearly; many great-nieces, great-
nephews, and great-great-nieces and
great-great-nephews. In the past few
years he has spent many good times with
special friends Hoover Dixon, Margaret
Foster, Betty Halter, and the late
Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00
pm on Friday, October 6, at McClure
Funeral Home in Graham. The service will
be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October
7, at Moore’s Chapel Baptist Church in
Saxapahaw and interment will follow at
Moore’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will
receive friends at the church hut after
the service. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Moore’s Chapel
Baptist Church, Hospice of Alamance-
Caswell, or Randolph County Volunteer
Honor Guard. Condolences may be made at
family would like to thank friends,
church members, and Hospice of Alamance-
Caswell for all their love, support, and
Did not know Art, but he was a very interesting guy. His radio show "Coast to coast AM" was on many radio stations late at night. His story is all over the internet. RIP Art.
Back in the 90's when Art did Coast To Coast AM live five nights a week it wasn't unusual for him to plug amateur radio and the informal 75 meter fone net he frequented. Almost every night he'd finish the show then jump on 75 until the propagation called it quits near daybreak. Mostly a west coast net, I made a brief Q with Art once but have to admit the net itself was a series of long pauses as most nights it was 6 - 8 stations keeping each other awake for no better reason than they could.
Art did not rehash the radio show and the net wasn't about things that go bump in the night. I think Art realized a fair share of what his broadcast guests had to offer was of questionable value but it did pass the time, sold books and filled advertising slots on hundreds of AM stations at a time when FM was becoming the preferred radio outlet.
You'll hear it said the popularity of conservative AM talk radio was due in part to the abundance of AM stations with more air time than programming to fill that time. Playing records had moved to FM years before and wasn't coming back. The same can be said in part of Art Bell but instead of plowing the same rut as the hucksters of hate he chose the least desirable portion of a broadcast day and found a way to make it pay. Low cost satellite distribution combined with a big share of a limited audience tipped the scales in favor of sustainability for the show.
And, if Art had one talent, it was in knowing when to shut up and get out of the way of a guest with a good story to tell.... There were more than a few nights when you had to wonder if there was a grain of truth in that story.
I was a regular listener to Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell from the late 1980's until his retirement. I would chime in with the 3.840 bunch and talked to Art occasionally after his show was over. I have a qsl card of his in my collection and several of his books. He did have the gift of gab and while I didn't believe every topic of his, he was entertaining. R.I.P Art.
Used to love the Art Bell Show for years on AM radio. Now it's
Coast to Coast with George, but Art started it all, rest in peace
Met him at a vegas hamfest years ago. Nice guy, class act. One of the best voices in radio.
RIP Art, get all the answers to all the questions.
RIP fellow ham operator, his radio show was
strange but interesting.
I enjoyed his show while he was doing it and listening to him on 3840.
Art was a great guy. I used to see him at DX club meetings. My sincerest condolences to his family.
Tommy - K6YE
DX IS and CW RULES
May the force be with you Art!! A one in a trillion guy, we are fortunate to have had him in the Amateur Radio Fraternity.
I was an over-the-road trucker for over 40 years. Tuned in Art Bell more times than I can count. He kept me awake many hours. RIP
I will miss you Art, RIP. I enjoyed your show
and respected how you treated your guests and
callers. You gave me many hours of great
entertainment. I wish I could have talked to
you on the ham bands. May God comfort your
family and friends at this time.
RIP Art. You were a class act and I loved you radio
Sorry, I missed this, I used to listen to Art
late at night on "Coast to coast AM," he
really made you think about the, "Stranger
than Science stuff," I, huh, we, will miss you
OM. Gary, W7DO
I was camping in Sequoia National Park and
got on 75m SSB one evening, and there he was
in a roundtable with several others.
So I made a fast contact with him to say
hello, and later on exchanged QSL's with him.
He had an impressive antenna system at his
home in Pahrump Nevada, I drove by to see it
Listened to his show many evenings. He will
New Art for many years. Many fond memories.
I was operating 75M phone one night while
in the high desert outside of Tehachapi,
CA. After finishing my QSO a huge booming
voice came on and called me, it was Art
He said "Do you Know who I am?"
I only knew a little of his theories and
such that he broadcast and was famous for
(or infamous depending on who you talk
I replied yes, I knew a little of his
broadcast career, actually I knew a ham
that was obsessed with listening to him
but I didn't let him know that.
We had a short chat about our signals (+40
over S9 due to the short distance and
obviously he was running real power) and I
commented that his audio sounded like a
broadcast station (probably more than 20
dB compression and a bass boost of +6 dB)
and he complemented me on my signal and
the QSO was over.
I wish I had given more time to the QSO
that night, you know hams like to get a
sig report and move on, sometimes its a
real pity that we don't try to get to know
more about the person on the other end!
73 Art! de W6MTF
He had a very deep nice vocal sound, I talked
to Bill 1 or 2 times.
After hosting his all-night talk radio show, Art would then
move over to his ham station and work his friends on 75
meter phone. He had a monster loop antenna at his
Pahrump, NV station, and his signal could be heard all over
the U.S. I was always tempted to try to work him, but never
Art would spend all night hosting his guests and fielding
talk-show callers, then move to his ham station and work his
friends on 75 meters till dawn. He had a monster loop
antenna at his Nevada location that seemed to cover the
entire US. Always wanted to join the group, but never felt
quite ready to run with the big ones...oh well...
I used to talk to Art after his show was over on 3.840 before it became a real "trash" frequency. He was always polite and willing to talk if he wasn't busy. I have several of his autographed books and a QSL card from him. I missed him when he left the airwaves, both broadcast and Ham. R.I.P. Art.
I was a police officer in Northern Illinois
and spent many nights listening to Art on
Coast to Coast AM. He is genuinely missed.
Both Jim Quinn W3VEX and Art [who were in broadcast radio as well as amateurs] are among my earliest contacts. I never cared for Art's Coast-to-Coast subject matter, but on the amateur bands he was one of the nicest guys to ever key a mic, and there were few people who were more fun to talk to. The only time he was anything less than a model operator is when he had to deal with that problematic west coast operator better left unnamed. He was a true gentleman and he will be missed.
I did not know Art personally but I talked to him once on 75m and listened to his radio show for years. There will never be another radio guy like Art Bell. Rest in peace my friend.
I started listening to Art Bell noctural shows circa 1992. Most of his topics were thought-provoking and piqued my curiosity when those issues were pertaining to sciences, social issues, politics, history, philosophy etc. However, whenever he chose to discuss vacuous and unsubstantiated matters such as supernatural agencies, UFO or conspiracy theories, I simply switched to another radio station.
He exuded an aura of sub-rosa during his shows. He was somehow enigmatic, compartmented and convoluted like someone with an incubus.
I spent many a night listening to Art's
stories. Sometimes improbable, but ALWAYS
When talk radio was the "thing" in the 90's, Art was already and estabished icon among the genre. He had a very distintive voice for radio and a manner of dealing with people even the far out types he interviewed with a sense of fairness. Many tried to mimic his style but none really could. He was also a good judge of character and that is so lacking in the radio and TV world now. Its all about ratings
I used to listen to his program back in 1998 to Coast to Coast
when I used to drive at night in IL. and IN. When I moved
back to Phoenix I would listen to him on 3840 KHz with Jim
in Burbank. Never really introduced myself because I might
have been Star Struck of Art. His personallity and voice really
struck me. I do miss him and May His Soul Rest in Peace...
Worked in commercial radio in Nevada during the 1980's and used to listen to the original Coast-to-Coast AM with Art Bell while I was on the overnight shift in Reno at KOH Radio. I realized Art's following was due to his ability to moderate the program without taking sides which seemed to lend a certain degree of credibility to the program. Loved the enigmatic Art Bell for decades afterward!
Blind from birth,an amateur extra and an active member of the Kings County Radio Club(KCRC).
Sorry to hear this. We'll miss him at the club meetings.
Howard was blind from birth. Overcoming that he became an amateur extra which was a marvelous achievement. He regularly attended meetings at the Kings County Radio Club (KC2RC)and participated with insight and humor that was appreciated by all the members.
Very sorry to hear about Howard's passing. he will be
missed at the KCRC club meetings.
Doug was a member of the Cedar Creek amateur
Radio Club (K5CCL). I have no idea how long he
was a ham but I might have heard "Spark Gap"
once in awhile. Doug's wife Dee was also an
Amateur Extra. Doug will be missed by all who
knew him. May he rest in the glory of the Lord
forever. 73's my friend.
Phil was a great man who gave me my first ham test in 1967 (novice). I was 14 years old at the time. I would go to his home at times back them and watch him operate his station. He will be missed. Jim W5JJG
Phil was K2IUT back then.
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