SPARC was informed by Doug, KB0SDQ that his wife Gretchen, KB0SDR passed away on Wednesday, Dec 13. There will be a service held for his wife of 29 years on January 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Countryside Christian Center, 1850 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759
Our loss of Gretchen, KB0SDR. Service on January 18.
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Ed first learned code in 1955 at age 8 from his dad, U.S. Navy, who sent code between ships via light and semaphore flags in the Pacific in WWII. Ed's Elmer in 1961 was W2ADC John Rogers who's first call was 2ADC (27th ham in 2 land). Novice license granted to Ed in 1961 WV2TKE, general in 1962 WA2TKE, moved to 6 land WA6YMC, then to 1 land N1GSW and finally extra class NZ1Q. He worked 40 years in high-tech, Electrical Engineer (BSEE), worked in semiconductor technology, digital communications, then management (MBA), now a free-loader. Ed is a member of ARRL, Florida Contest Group, Florida AM Group, past member of Yankee Cliper Contest Club, member of White Mountains Amateur Radio Club (NH) and has confirmed 319 countries (DXCC entities). His ham family: Ed Sr - N2HWI [SK]; brother Paul - N5MAB; bff Mike - WA2WHI [sk - died in the north tower on 9-11-2001]. Ed has survived 7 Solar Cycles, while completing 71 orbits around the Solar System.