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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Anyone that joined the group on 7.155-
7.157MHz in the evenings to get on the
ZS3D (Danie in South Africa) calling
list would know Rick Mullaney.
Rick was a True Gentleman on the
airwaves; he made you feel welcomed
and comfortable when getting on the
list and when trying to make the
contact with ZS3D. Rick was so
supportive to me and everyone else
that failed their 1st or many attempts
of making the contact with ZS3D. Rick
would always say "Don't worry about
it, the conditions on 40 meters change
everyday, come back tomorrow night and
try again, I know you'll make it
eventually". I tried 4 times before I
finally made the contact with ZS3D. If
it wasn't for Rick's wonderful
personality on the air and his
positive support I would of given up
after the 1st failed contact.
The last time I talked to Rick he told
me he finished a round of chemo and
was feeling pretty good. For those
that do not know Rick; He loved to fly
his single engine plane (Go to his QRZ
page for details). That is what he was
doing this past Sunday evening; the
plane was diverted due to bad weather
and never made it to another landing
My eyes water when I hear in my head
Rick say ("..THIS IS KB5MRT GIVE SOME
MORE FOR THE LIST")
I Will Miss You Rick 73 Buddy !
Lance Crummett was my brother. He got his Novice
license many, many years ago, fueling a lifelong interest
in electronics. A few years ago, when I got my ticket, he
decided to get his renewed. He got his Tech license
three years ago and was working on his General when
he was stricken with cancer three _days_ after his
retirement as a fire chief.
March 30, 2018
John Domblewski, N2OJY passed away at home. John was a good friend and a past President of the Schenectady Amateur Radio Association.
John was the owner of Leonard Wireless Communications in Schenectady NY. He always had time to help out other operators, lending advice and help whenever he could.
He will be missed greatly by all of us who knew him.
George was my Elmer. He intro me to
Amateur Radio in 1952 as a boy a
Junior High school student of 14 yo.
He administered the Novice Test and
watched over my studies and code
practice as I went on to become a
General Class on the first try. As A
result of those early beginnings I
gained further schooling in the USAF
of 9yrs and a further career in Civil
Service/USAF of 30yrs. I am hard
pressed to put a value on such a
Friendship. I am successfully retired
now for 31 yrs and it was as a result
of knowing George and his kindness for
4yrs. 4yrs that permanently altered my
life forever. There are no words...
Mr. Gene Lee Turner, 79, of Graham passed away at Duke University Medical Center in Durham on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Gene was born in Orange County, NC near Hillsborough. He was the son of Solon Farmer Turner and Effie Neville Turner Duncan and the step-son of, Ernest Earl Duncan, all deceased. He spent most of his youth in Mebane, where he graduated from Mebane High School After graduation, he went on to East Carolina University and Elon College. Baseball and Golf were his major sports. He was a lifelong fan of the University of North Carolina Tarheels, football and basketball. In addition to sports, he was an Extra Ham Operator licensed by the FCC with call WJ4T that he used to contact all countries of the world using Morse Code and Voice.
His working life started as a butcher with Colonial Stores, sales with Sears and then 40 years with AT&T. At AT&T, he started in drafting and moved into management in the Information Systems, later retiring as a manager in Human Resources.
Linda Turner was his wife of 44 years before her death in October 2014. They were very dedicated to each other, seldom seeing one without the other. They often attended musical performances and enjoyed their beach home and time in the sand.
Gene is survived by two sons, Tim Lee Turner of Burlington and Mark Lynn Turner and his wife, Lynda of Cedar Grove; daughter, Leslie Turner Elliott of Midlothian, VA; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Maxine McCauley.
A memorial service will be conducted at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Graham on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. by Rev. Norman M. Whitney, Sr. Gene and Linda's cremated remains will be buried together at the Hawfield's Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Garey Klee Barrell K4OAH, age 75, of Rome, Georgia passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, in a Rome hospital.
Garey had the heart of a teacher and was well known to the Drake and Collins community.
I did not know Garey had passed away. He lived near me in the Norcross area of GA and was very active in Boatanchor activities. He aw a very good tech and knew the Drake Line inside out.
He will be missed.
RIP Garey Dave K4JRB
Garey was my neighbor near Norcross, GA for years until he moved to Richmond, VA. he was an expert of All Things Drake. He will be missed.
Garey played a large part in helping many of us to keep our Drake boatanchor rigs running well. His assistance and his knowledge will be greatly missed. 73 OM... hope to see you again on the other side!
I met Hector in high school back in
1965. I had been a ham since 1960.
Hector would come over to my place to
hang out but at that time he showed
just a casual interest in my ham
station. In 1968 I went into the US
Army, Hector was in the US Navy reserve
and we were separated by distance but
kept in touch by mail while I was
overseas. He went on to become a
history/government teacher while I went
on with my work, but we kept in touch
as life went on.
In about 1989 or 1990 the school where
Hector was teaching, encouraged staff
members who were interested, to train
and get a ham license. The school
desired having some hams on campus as
part of their emergency preparedness
program. Hector took advantage of the
ham classes the school arranged and got
his novice license as KC6LQK. At last
we would not be just friends but ham
Not long after getting his novice
ticket, Hector joined me and my other
ham buddies W6SGJ and WB6ODA for his
first field day. He got his general
class license in 1991 and took to CW
like a duck to water becoming a really
good CW operator. I think we may have
missed maybe only one two field day
events together since. Somewhere in
between he applied for and got his
vanity call sign, K6FIG.
I miss my ham buddy; rest in peace my
friend of 53 years.
-----Your Friend, “Butch” Sahutske,
Lawrence R. McCalvy, 79, passed away of cancer complications on Feb 6 2018. Larry was a long standing member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. and was recently reelected as its Vice President. He also served as President of the Lakeshore Repeater Association and was the Founder of the Amateur Radio League of Wisconsin. Larry helped upwards of seven groups apply for and receive their 501(c)3 statuses. Larry served in the Marine Corps and subsequently in the Army Reserves as a career counselor. For 30 years he ran a horse boarding stable in Caledonia with his wife Wendy.
I first heard Clive on a repeater that
now does not exist. He had the ability
to do voice impressions and he would
talk like different people at
different times and I thought it was
funny. He RELEASED (no pun intended)
an audio tape that took him several
months to do. It was called Clive
Morel's Rear End Blowout and it was an
hour long tape of his gas attacks.
Everyone liked him. Clive was found
with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to
his head next to his Mother who had
died of natural causes. Source: The
San Diego Union tribune. He was 60.
Head of Operations for the Relocation Program in IOM Greece. We miss a good friend, very sad.
Ken’s lifelong passion was electronics.
He was extraordinarily intelligent! He
worked for Hays Music Store for many
years as a repair person. He was also a
highly-skilled engineer. Several radio
and TV stations in the quad-state area
called on his expertise when nobody else
could figure out the problem. It was
often said, “If Ken can’t fix it, it
can’t be fixed!” Whenever he was asked
when he planned to retire, he always
replied, “You don’t retire from a
hobby!” Ken always demonstrated
effortless and enormous patience in
everything he did. He took everything in
stride. There wasn’t much, if anything,
that could ruffle his feathers.
Ken was a charter member and mainstay of
the Yellow Thunder Radio Club, known to
fellow ham radio friends as K9EN. His
dedication to the club was clear to all
that knew him. For decades, he printed
the newsletter for the club in his own
basement on a printing press. He was
also an Elmer for many in the hobby and
will missed by those he introduced to
amateur radio. Additionally, he served
a number of years as ARRL Vice-Director
for the Central Division.
73 OM, dit dit.
Larry's obituary is here: http://www.memorialsolutions.com/sitemaker/sites/Mounta2/memsol.cgi?user_id=2062543
Hank served as an ARES and RACES volunteer in the DFW with past ARRL Pres Jim Haynie, WB5JBP.
He was always available to offer insight into problems and could hold a frequency on Field Day like no other.
Dennis was an electronics engineer &
taught me all the theory & practical
skills associated with Amateur Radio.
We both sat the Advanced Exam at the
same time, his call sign follows mine.
He was a generous man with his time &
skills, he even built my sons first
computer when computers were in their
infancy. Dennis passed away a few
years ago, I miss him as a good friend
& he is a sad loss to the Amateur
community. RIP Dennis.
I was traveling at night down some winding rural highways
and was tired. I gave a call on 2M FM simplex and Mitch
responded. He could tell I was tired and chatted with me
until I was safely near my destination. I was new in the
area and had never talked with Mitch before!
After I got to know Mitch and before I had my general
ticket he came over to my QTH to check out my new to me HF
rig and OCF dipole that was strung across the floor joists
in the basement. On his first call he worked a Harvard
special event station. On his next call he worked a
station in Orange County California. I really wanted to
get on HF and experiment with antennas after that!
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