Rev. Gene Smith, KB9WI, passed away on November 5, 2015. His signal was known on the WBCCI Amateur Radio Club’s RV Service Net.
Gene was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on Dec. 11, 1926. He was married 67 years to Wanda Wilson of Coshocton, Ohio.
Rev. Smith received his Bachelor’s degree from Asbury College and served as a minister in several United Methodist Churches in Indiana.
Here is a link to his obituary:
The mailing address for his wife Wanda is:
P.O. Box 275, Chesterfield, IN 46017-0275
November 24 2015 | Miscellaneous | Comments Off on KB9WI – Rev. Gene Smith – SK
The WBCCI Amateur Radio Club has lost a valued member. Howard Lefkowitz (WA3VEZ) of the WBCCI’s Tech Committee passed away Sunday.
Those who go to the WBCCI’s International Rally will remember Howie for his standing room only maintenance seminars and his very informative columns in the Blue Beret.
Our heartfelt sympathy to Zoie and his family. Howie will be missed by us all.
November 11 2015 | News and SK | Comments Off on WA3VEZ – Howard Lefkowitz – SK
The WBCCI Amateur Radio Club and the RV Service Nets have a new home on the World Wide Web. A recent discussion on the 40 meter Eastern/Central RV Service Net concluded that the old URL was difficult for many net control operators to say over-the-air. This started a quick discussion among the club’s officers, who quickly approved moving to a new address.
The new address is:
This should be easier to both say and understand over the air.
Currently, both our new rvnet.wbcci.net and old rvsvcnet.wbcci.net addresses work for the club. We are putting together a migration plan with the WBCCI Electronic Communication Committee to help make the complete move as seamless as possible.
The new address is active and can be shared with everyone.
October 19 2015 | Nets and News | Comments Off on RV Service Nets have a new Web address
The digital version of the November 2015 RV Service Net BULLETIN is now available on WBCCI Amateur Radio Club’s official RV Service Net’s Web page. You can click on the MEMBERS ONLY menu option to see it ONLY if you are a member of the RV Service Net and you have the new password for 2015-2016. If you are not a member, you can join today online. Please contact Member Services a if you are a member and your password is not working.
Janice Lilley, KK4WNK
Editor Janice Lilley, KK4WNK, did a great job putting this issue of the BULLETIN together and the digital version is in color. Many members are helping the club save printing and postage costs by electing to receive the digital version of the BULLETIN online.
If you elected to receive a printed copy of the BULLETIN, it will be on its way to your QTH in the next couple of weeks.
October 15 2015 | Members and News | Comments Off on November 2015 BULLETIN Published
The password to the “Members Only” sections of the WBCCI Amateur Radio Club and the RV Service Nets Web page was changed today (October 6th). This password is changed every year at the start of the club’s fiscal year.
The WBCCI Amateur Radio Club is a membership organization, supported by ham radio operator members in the United States and Canada and it sponsors the RV Service Nets on 40 and 20 meters. Without members the club would have neither purpose nor funds for operation. Without members the club would have no officers, no newsletter, no website, no member roster. The roster, website and Bulletin make our club and nets more interesting and enjoyable for many hams and many of you support the club with your dues each year.
If you have paid your dues through at least Jun 30 2016, we’ll happily provide you the new password. Just send Member Services an email asking for password. If you haven’t paid your dues, you click here join or renew through the Club’s Web page.
October 06 2015 | Members and News | Comments Off on Dues are due and the “Members Only” password changed for new fiscal year