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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Fritz was good friend and mentor he was always ready to help anyone that needed some type of help with a radio or antenna. He served as our club president and hamfest chairman for many years. he always tried to make each a little better.
RIP Fritz you will be missed
Jim was a good person, ready to help anyone with the amateur radio. He was once president of the Houston Amateur Radio Club on Lozier street, Houston TX.
He lived in the Houston area for years and also in Eagle, Michigan.
We will miss LJ but know he is resting
on high.He was a great
friend,musician,& a one of a kind guy.A
founding member of the Southern Rock
Band Lynyrd Skynyrd & long time bass
player for Rock Legends .38 Special as
well.K4EB is Known 4 Excellent Bass by
everyone who knew him & he could for
sure play that bass& play it well.It
was an Honor that LJ called me a Friend
& I will miss him until I see him
The music world has lots yet, another great talent. Larry
had help lay the path for Southern Rock. His bass lines set
the standard for many to follow. Larry was instrumental in
helping me in testing new prototype microphones I had
come up with - both for Amateur Radio as well as on live
Always enjoyed being able to catch up on 40 meters with his
larger than life booming signal. Amateur radio will miss
Larry Junstrom but more importantly we will miss his soul.
Rest In Sweet Peace, my friend. Bob and Sarah Heil
Larry and I grew up together in
Mattoon, IL. We met when we were
around 3 years old, as I recall. We
graduated in the same Class of 1964.
We sort of became out of touch at age
19, when we were inducted to serve our
country. Larry went into the ARMY and
I joined the Marine Corps. I called
every once in a while and we would
enjoy chatting. He ended up in a
location with a Home Owners'
Association, so was not active on the
air. I miss him very much. Hey,
Larry! Your buddy misses you!
Don, NU8U, formerly W8WOJ from Midland, Michigan was age 93 and born on October 3, 1925.
Don was 1st. licensed in 1941 with his original assigned call sign of W8WOJ.
After High School graduation in 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in WW2 with aviation flight training and next flying in the European theatre.
Following his military service he enrolled at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor obtaining a degree in Electrical Engineering followed by a 30 + year career with the Dow Corning Corporation.
Amateur Radio was his beloved past time activity and he attained his Extra Class license with emphasis on DX and award pursuits. Don was a life time member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association Chapter 10.
RIP, Don. I'll not forget "worn out old junk".
Corresponded with Don a few times after he purchased
one of my backlight kits. Was saddened to hear of his
Rest in peace Don,
Bob was my elmer back in 1977 when I
first became interested in getting my
ham ticket. I did my 5wpm code test on
his Collins KWM-2A with one of his
buddies on the other end. I was so
excited to have passed that test. Bob
also helped me through a difficult
time in my life and opened his home to
me to stay with his family for awhile.
I missed staying touch with you Bob
all these years.
Glen Whitehouse K1GW SK
It is with a great deal of sadness
that I report the passing of Glen
Whitehouse K1GW on September 5 at age
76, after a long battle with cancer.
Glen was a Ham for more than 60 years,
and is known for his far ranging
interests in operating and technology
as well as commercial interests.
Glen was the former President of The
Cushcraft Antenna Company where he
initiated a number of technological
product programs, including the
Skywalker X7, X9 HF line, and the
VHF/UHF Yagi line known as Boomers,
all helping to support the company’s
leadership position. He came to
Cushcraft from G.R. Whitehouse & Co.,
which provided component parts for
high power amplifiers and tuners.
Originally from Unity, Maine, Glen
lived for many years in Amherst, New
Hampshire before retiring to the
Raleigh area of North Carolina. He
earned a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Clarkson University,
an MBA from Texas A&M, and was a proud
Air Force veteran who served in
Thailand during the Vietnam War.
He was an avid contester being an
early member and officer of the Yankee
Clipper Contest Club as well as
several VHF contest groups. He was a
member of the Raleigh Area Radio
Society, an ARRL Life Member and also
served on several ARRL advisory
committees including the early no-code
licensing advisory committee. He was
an enthusiastic supporter of the hobby
always encouraging new Hams and
looking for ways to support them. He
was a proficient CW operator and DXer,
working 347 Countries and achieving
Honor Role status. He remained active
until almost the end working toward
new DX goals.
Those close to him will remember his
dry sense of humor and quick wit. He
was always looking for something new
and taught himself software
programming and built several SDR home
Glen is survived by his wife, Sharon
of 53 years; daughters, Corrie
Forsling (Scott) of Park City, Utah
and Tracy McGuire (Gary) of Holly
Springs; brother, Fred Whitehouse
(Grace) of Venice, Florida; and
grandchildren, Connor McGuire, Trevor
McGuire, Kendall Kirklen, and Kasey
A celebration of life will be held at
St. Francis United Methodist Church,
2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary at 11:00
am on Monday, September 9, 2019. All
are welcome to enjoy a harp prelude at
10:30am and lunch following the
A second service will be held in New
Hampshire at a date to be determined.
Contact: David Mackey K1KA@comcast.net
for further information.
Retired Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy. He served as an enlisted-man, primarily as a Russian Morse Code Interceptor while stationed in Germany. He later moved into the medical field as an officer. He maintained his call for many years, but he was inactive. Recently, he got back into amateur radio to talk with family members out of state. He passed away due to a cardiac event. He was survived by his wife, two adult sons, and a baby granddaughter.
Tom was an Elmer and good friend to many of us in Ventura County. He will be missed.
Tom will be missed. He was one of my Elmers back in 1978 in Simi Valley and because of him I was licensed.Hard to believe.
Long time member of the South Alabama Radio Club and loved by all.
Bud was a Korean War Veteran of the USAF. I meet him in the 1990's when he joined our Civil Air Patrol Squadron. He helped pull our communications together and was well liked by all who knew him. 73, Bud.
Got me interested in ham radio back in the 1970's. He used all Collins equipment back then. I just learned he had passed away. Sorry I lost touch with him.
Sad to hear about Pete. I met him on my drive home from work when he hailed me at a stop light after he saw my call letter plate. he was not a ham but wanted to be. I was pleased to instruct him and administer him a novice exam. The rest is history as he progressed into ham radio and his other hobby of wood working. A very talented mad was Pete. 73
Frank died suddenly of a massive heart attack. He was my best friend.
Frank went out of his way to help people, always with humor and compassion. He was only 58. Those who knew him are shocked and saddened by his passing.
Sorely missed, and never to be forgotten.
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
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