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Bill Major – KI4OCN – Silent Key

Bill Major, KI4OCN. became a silent Key on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Bill was 73 years old.

Bill was the Eastern/Central RV Service Net Control Station for the first hour on Wednesdays. Bill also frequently participated on the D-Star reflector (REF059A) discussions that several RV Service Net participants join in after the 40 meter net concludes.

Bill, KI4OCN

Our heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family.
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Updated  17 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 17 2017 | News and SK | Comments Off on Bill Major – KI4OCN – Silent Key

Leo Hunter – K9GDI – SK

Leo Hunter, K9GDI. became a silent Key on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Leo was 99 years old.

Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) President Jim Cocke, N5RTG, said:

We are sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. His was always the good strong response and he had great ears. We enjoyed knowing Leo these many years, always enjoyed visiting with him.  Didn’t matter where we saw him, in Quartzsite AZ or SKP park in Bushnell FL or in between. What a nice friend and a great Amateur Radio man. We’ll miss him.

Leo Hunter, K9GDI

Leo’s big signal and his voice will be missed on the RV Service Nets.

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Updated  4 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 04 2017 | Nets and News and SK | Comments Off on Leo Hunter – K9GDI – SK

Update on Leo Hunter (K9GDI) and Bill Major (KI4OCN)

Sam (WA4ICK) reports that Leo (K9GDI) is now in Hospice. He has a kidney infection and has stopped eating and drinking. His daughter flew in from the west coast to be with him.

Leo K9GDI

Hank (K4HM) reports that Bill (KI4OCN) is out of the hospital and is recovering from fluid in his lungs. He has been too tired to get on his radio.

Bill, KI4OCN

 

Please keep Leo and Bill and their families in your prayers.

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posted 30 September 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

September 30 2017 | News | Comments Off on Update on Leo Hunter (K9GDI) and Bill Major (KI4OCN)

Jim Cocke (N5RTG) elected International President of the WBCCI

Jim Cocke (N5RTG) was elected President of the entire Wally Byam Caravan Club International, the Airstream Owners Association.

Jim (N5RTG) getting ready to install the Amateur Radio Club’s new officers at the Annual Business Meeting in Escanaba.

 

Jim is very active on the RV Service Nets plus he previously served as president of the Amateur Radio Club of the WBCCI and as the Club’s treasurer. He will be putting together the WBCCI’s next International Rally, which will be held in Salem, Oregon.

Congratulations to Jim on this special honor.

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Updated  1 August 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

July 31 2017 | Members and News | Comments Off on Jim Cocke (N5RTG) elected International President of the WBCCI

Jo Wagnon (W9MAB) given “Life” membership

Jo Wagnon (W9MAB), widow of Wag Wagnon (W9WAG), was given life membership in the Amateur Radio Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club. Wag served as the Club’s treasurer for many years plus he served as the president of the WBCCI. Wag was also active on the RV Service Nets.

Jo Wagnon (W9MAB) at the Annual Business Meeting in Escanaba

The Executive Board of the ARC/WBCCI voted to transfer Wag’s life membership to Jo.

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Added  31 July 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

July 31 2017 | Members and News | Comments Off on Jo Wagnon (W9MAB) given “Life” membership

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