Knight - K4ZIZ
Ms Jane was not the
most active ham here, but could be heard talking to Coach at times.
She was a friendly person and could always be counted on to help out on
club projects when we needed another licensed operator. I admired
her ability to study and pass the hard General test and 13 wpm code mostly
to be able to talk with Coach K4ZHT when he was mobile. Remember
this was in the days before 2mtrs and also before the invention of the
cell phone. I regret I never took a picture with her in it helping
out during club projects.
Fuzz Tanner -
Fuzz was from
Ashburn/Sycamore and he and Keith WD4LWC came over to our meetings in the 70's before their club was
formed. He was a super
nice fellow and very radio-technically smart. The last time I saw Fuzz was when we were both undergoing treatment
for cancer in Albany, Ga. He helped me greatly in understanding
and getting on packet radio. He was a great ham.
Bobby "RP" Turner - K4WNQ
Bob or RP as he
was later know by, was from Marshallville but drove down to attend
meetings. I first met RP on 75 meters back in the 50's. He
was the only person I knew that had his first station set up in the attic!
He was very much a technical person and could build transmitters, amps
and receivers. Both his parents were killed in an air crash on a
trip to France while he was very young. RP served several terms
on the Marshallville city council.
Max Miller -
Max was another ham
from Marshallville that came down for meetings. He was a faithfull
member and could be counted on for programs and for help on projects . Max liked to camp and as he called it "play
radio" He had his motorhome set up with VHF and HF radios and spent a lot of time at Lake Blackshear.
We would discuss our medical histories , both being cancer
survivors, often via email. His calm presence is missed at
meetings and on the air.
Frank "FN" Pilcher
Frank or FN as some
of us knew him, was originally from Ellaville and I first talked via radio
with him on 3995 on AM
back in the 50's. He
was a super nice guy who knew his radio theory and loved to work CW as
well. He was first
licensed as K4JCI.
Frank and Lucille moved back here and he was an active member even as
his health deteriorated. He stopped by my office when he first moved
back here after 30 years . His sense of humor sometimes
really got ya when you least expected it. FN bequeathed all
his radio equipment to the AARA. He is missed.
"Chick" Ewing - W4UFD
Prof was a
mentor, he pointed me in the right direction on how to get licensed in
1958. Prof was the trustee of our GSW club station K4PDM at the
He was a transplanted yankee,
loved CW, taught biology at the college, and walked with a slight limp
due to polio.
In the early years Prof
ran a B&W transmitter with a SX101 Hallicrafter rcvr and had a station
wagon full of mobile HF gear. He was very active in the radio clubs.
Chuck was our "professional-
amateur" in the last few years. He could be counted on to be "on the air"
at most anytime of day or night. He liked to operate from inside
the house or out in his lab/office. Chuck was active in all three
clubs here over the
years which is a record in itself. He
was on packet, he worked
CW if needed, had VHF
and HF , Extra Class, was
a VE and liked to build antennas. Chuck knew a bit about most anything
and had a great memory for trivia and trivial facts. Our most recent
SK, and missed by all.
Hope this brings back
some memories for you that knew
these, some info on
those you didn't know and as Bob Hope used to sing, "Thanks for the Memories"
More trivia to follow
73, jim poole K4VBH