[CQ-Contest] Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ - SK

steve.root at culligan4water.com steve.root at culligan4water.com
Mon May 9 22:54:37 EDT 2016

The typical skip distance from Minnesota means we work a lot of Florida guys. And Ron was always one of them. Many, many contacts over the years. "Hi Ron" was always answered with "Hi Steve", putting a smile on my face in every domestic contest. Very saddened to hear this. R.I.P. OM

73 Steve K0SR

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From: Chris Plumblee [mailto:chris.plumblee at gmail.com]
Sent: Monday, May 9, 2016 08:23 PM
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Ron Wetjen WD4AHZ - SK

Fellow Contesters -I'm very sad to report that longtime FCG officer and charter FCG member RonWetjen WD4AHZ passed away this morning.Ron was at the inaugural FCG meeting at the White House in ~1994, and hadbeen a continuous member since then. Ron had been VP-FQP since before Ijoined FCG ten years ago, and also maintained the websites and reflectorsfor FCG and FQP for a number of years.Unfortunately, Ron's health was beginning to fail him in recent months, andhe resigned his VP-FQP position following the 2016 FQP.Ron had carved out quite a niche, operating primarily LP CW from his modeststation (a tribander at ~50' and wires for 40m/80m) in a number ofcontests, though he enjoyed the most success in the ARRL 10m Contest andthe FQP. Thanks to the generosity of sponsor K1PT, the in-state LP CWPlaque for the FQP will be awarded in memory of WD4AHZ, beginning with theawards for the recently-completed 2016 FQP.In addition to his longtime service with the Florida Contest Group, Ron wasvery active as a volunteer with the Sarasota County Emergency Managementteam, including serving as FD chairman a number of times, most recently in2015, and frequently volunteering to serve at the EOC for emergencies anddrills.vy 73,Chris WF3C_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest

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