[CQ-Contest] K4VX - SK
k4xu at bendcable.com
Mon Feb 27 18:26:56 EST 2017
I met Lew for the first time in summer of 1988 when I moved to Quincy,
IL across the river from Hannibal. He invited me to play in the CW WPX.
It was my first time in a MM and, not knowing me at all, he put me on
10m. We had a great opening to JA and Lew's "elephant gun" played great.
I did three back-to-back >150/hrs, all on paper, which was sent by the
page upstairs where Lew laboriously typed it into his computer and sent
back a bigger dupe sheet. Must have passed the test because the next
time there I got to play on 20m.
It was an education every time I went. Operating procedures, tactics,
antenna theory ...the works. His wife Terry was a great cook, a ham too,
and she took great pleasure in feeding the crew. And the crew was
eclectic. It was a chance to meet and train with some new talent - W4AN,
N5TJ, NN1N, and some old timers - K9FD, K9BGL, K5OT, K0CA, K5GO, N9JF
and others lost in my increasingly unreliable gray EPROM.
Lew's energy and devotion to the hobby are legend. We all are poorer for
Dick Frey, K4XU
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