[CQ-Contest] Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ - SK
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
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
Wetjen WD4AHZ passed away this morning.
Ron was at the inaugural FCG meeting at the White House in ~1994,
been a continuous member since then. Ron had been VP-FQP since
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
he resigned his VP-FQP position following the 2016 FQP.
Ron had carved out quite a niche, operating primarily LP CW from
station (a tribander at ~50' and wires for 40m/80m) in a number
contests, though he enjoyed the most success in the ARRL 10m
the FQP. Thanks to the generosity of sponsor K1PT, the in-state
Plaque for the FQP will be awarded in memory of WD4AHZ, beginning
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
2015, and frequently volunteering to serve at the EOC for
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