[CQ-Contest] Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ - SK

Dave Hachadorian k6ll.dave at gmail.com
Mon May 9 22:03:22 EDT 2016

My LOTW shows 104 QSO's with Ron.  They were mostly CW, with a 
few SSB, and starting in 2015, quite a few on RTTY.

WD4AHZ is a very familiar and instantly recognizable call sign.

I didn't know him personally, but he was a good operator.  RIP 

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
Yuma, AZ

-----Original Message----- 
From: Chris Plumblee
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 5:23 PM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ - SK

Fellow Contesters -

I'm very sad to report that longtime FCG officer and charter FCG 
member Ron
Wetjen WD4AHZ passed away this morning.

Ron was at the inaugural FCG meeting at the White House in ~1994, 
and had
been a continuous member since then. Ron had been VP-FQP since 
before I
joined FCG ten years ago, and also maintained the websites and 
for FCG and FQP for a number of years.

Unfortunately, Ron's health was beginning to fail him in recent 
months, and
he resigned his VP-FQP position following the 2016 FQP.

Ron had carved out quite a niche, operating primarily LP CW from 
his modest
station (a tribander at ~50' and wires for 40m/80m) in a number 
contests, though he enjoyed the most success in the ARRL 10m 
Contest and
the FQP. Thanks to the generosity of sponsor K1PT, the in-state 
Plaque for the FQP will be awarded in memory of WD4AHZ, beginning 
with the
awards for the recently-completed 2016 FQP.

In addition to his longtime service with the Florida Contest 
Group, Ron was
very active as a volunteer with the Sarasota County Emergency 
team, including serving as FD chairman a number of times, most 
recently in
2015, and frequently volunteering to serve at the EOC for 
emergencies and

vy 73,
Chris WF3C
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