[CQ-Contest] W6BIP SK
kl2a at att.net
Tue Feb 8 13:42:26 EST 2000
W6BIP - sparks some memories....
Aw, the bug, a viborplex perhaps? We all remember the very distinctive
swing in OM Bips cw! The swing of his paddle, his very sharp,
and loud signal floats effortlessly.
>From KL7Y, my training ground and favorite QTH on the planet;
the sounds of Bips signal rings in my ears. It would portray the Pacific
Bounce, as if nothing were in the way... a floating and swirling that only
the biggest stations would emit, this alone proved he had a QTH to endear.
I remember meeting "Bip" and his wife in Seattle @ the NW Dx Convention
way back around 1982 or 84 ? The same time I was introduced to all the
other NW boys we've all become so fond of: W7RM, NN7L, K7SS, K7LXC
etc... I was 12 years old.
Being dropped off with that bunch was a brave maneuver on the parentals
part as we all stayed up late into the night talking of DX and etc...Bip
was there too; up late with the rest of us.
The last time I saw him was that same weekend, waving good bye to him and
the xyl as they drove back to W6 land...
Farewell BIP - thanks for the Q's.
73 de KL2A ex NL7GP, WL7BEK (those were the days)
>Seen at ARRL web site:
> "Wilbur E. "Bip" Bachman, W6BIP, SK: Well-known San
> Francisco-area amateur and contester Wilbur E. "Bip"
> Bachman died of heart failure February 2 at his home.
> He was 88."
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