Archive for the ‘SK’ Category

Warren W1GUD – sk 2015

Posted: May 5, 2017 by nz1q in SK

FLAM Group will forever be grateful to Warren for fostering the Florida AM Group and the weekly AM net that he loved to host as net control.

Warren had been a ham for around 50 years, starting in New England and finally settling in Florida. He was a constant source of guidance and inspiration, not only in AM radio but personally for many of us and for all amateurs in which he came in contact with. Warren also started this site for the purpose of building interest in AM and vintage AM gear.

w1gud.pngW1GUD started this web page to keep everyone up to date on FLAM Group and present some of the events and history of AM’ers in Florida, the nation and worldwide.

Warren and his lovely wife Lona lived in Tampa, FL.     W1GUD continues on as Lona’s call sign and can often be heard on the Sunday morning AM net.

Born in New York City in 1951, Warren grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and moved to Tampa from Youngstown, Ohio, in 1982 to work for WTVT, Channel 13, covering Pinellas County and later Tampa.

He stayed with the station for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2011, covering politics, police, courts and his favorite beat: NASA and the shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center.

Warren, W1GUD was last heard on March 29, 2015 checking into the FLAM Group Sunday morning net.

“Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie’s pride and joy, and he never missed an opportunity to promote the show or ham radio as a hobby.  Charlie was known to many on the FL AM Group net as “The Mayor of Huntsville,” checking in from “Rocket City.”

Charlie%20Emerson%20N4OKL.jpg Under Charlie’s leadership, Huntsville Hamfest maintained its growth and position in the Amateur Radio industry as one of the top hamfest organizations in the nation. Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest among amateur radio equipment manufacturers, dealers, and attending ham operators. Known by his amateur radio callsign N4OKL, Charlie will be remembered as always laughing and telling jokes.

Charlie, N4OKL was last heard on November 6, 2016 checking into the FLAM Group Sunday morning net.

K2UST, Norm Wolfson – sk 2015

Posted: May 5, 2017 by nz1q in SK

In Memory of
Norman Wolfson
October 5, 1942 – May 28, 2015

Norm was a regular on 75m and 40m AM.   He was often heard Sunday mornings on the Florida AM Group net from the Palm Beaches (Lake Worth), FL.

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Norm, K2UST’s Magnificent Johnson Thunderbolt Amplifiers & Hammarlund SP-600 Receiver [as posted by W1GUD].

Norm, K2UST was last heard on May 17, 2015 checking into the FLAM Group Sunday morning AM net.

VR6TC SK at age 77

Posted: August 27, 2013 by w1gud in SK
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VR6TC SK  at age 77

(NY TIMES) Tom Christian direct descendant of Bounty Mutiny’s Leader dies on Pitcairn. As The Sunday Star-Times of Auckland wrote this week, “Tom Christian — along with the late King Hussein of Jordan — was the most popular contact in the ham radio world.”

Phil La Marche W9DVM SK

Posted: April 18, 2013 by w1gud in SK
Phil was the master cook and gourmet ...

Phil was the master cook and gourmet …

Phil was a consumate hoss trader - he just loved buying and selling- "Pristine" was his byword....

Phil was a consumate hoss trader – he just loved buying and selling- “Pristine” was his byword….

Phil had a great time at NEAR-Fest, hanging out with Tim WA1HLR and Maury N4GUI

Phil had a great time at NEAR-Fest, hanging out with Tim WA1HLR and Maury N4GUI

Phil had an illustrious ham and commercial career, from his work as a young operator at the South Pole to his commanding sales skills in the OEM components world. We will miss him...W9DavidVictorMary sk sk

Phil had an illustrious ham and commercial career, from his work as a young operator at the South Pole to his commanding sales skills in the OEM components world. We will miss him…W9DavidVictorMary sk sk