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Don Schoonover (WD4KS) SK

Sadly, Don Schoonover,WD4KS, passed away Saturday,  June 23 of lung cancer.  Don was an active participant in the East Coast 40 meter RV Service net. He and his wife, Betty Sue, were also active members of the Metter Road Runners.

Our heartfelt condolences to Don’s family.

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Posted  24 June 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

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Gareth (Lindy) Linder (W1ACL) and Don Benham (KE4AG) – Silent Keys

Lindy Linder (W1ACL) and Don Benham (KE4AG) have passed away. Both were Life Members in the Amateur Radio Club of the WBCCI.

Garry Ritchie (W8OI) said this about Lindy:

When I became director of nets for the WBCCI RV Service Nets, Lindy was net manager of an 80 meters RV Service Net that met once a week on Sunday mornings at 7:30 eastern time and primarily served the northeastern US and Canada..  When he quit running that net in 2009 he had been serving in that role for more than four decades.  We had to close that net when he stepped down because we could find no one else to take over.

Gareth “Lindy” Linder was one of the most loyal net managers/net controllers WBCCI could ever hope to find.  I never met him in person but I surely appreciated him much.

Don Benham (KE4AG) served as President of the ARC if the WBCCI from 1987 to 1988. Don was also a trustee of the Club’s amateur radio call sign, WB8RC. Don served in the United States Army and was a Bronze Star recipient.

Our heartfelt condolences to Lindy’s and Don’s families.
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Posted  21 January 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

 

January 21 2018 | News and SK | Comments Off on Gareth (Lindy) Linder (W1ACL) and Don Benham (KE4AG) – Silent Keys

Les Borst (KC0NC) and Casey Stafford (W0TBJ) – Silent Keys

George Ebner (KA5GBK), manager of the Rocky Mountain RV Service Net, informs the Club/Net:

It is a sad time for us as two of our members became silent keys. Les KCØNC became a silent key on the 16th of June after a long battle with health issues. Les was a very strong asset to the net by his daily contribution by taking pre-net check-ins as well as having his own morning as net control.

Casey, WØTBJ, became a silent key on Sept. 17, 2017. He was a net control for many, many years until he retired about two years ago.

These two men will be sorely missed.

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Updated  23 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

October 23 2017 | News and SK | Comments Off on Les Borst (KC0NC) and Casey Stafford (W0TBJ) – Silent Keys

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

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