On the Air in Kentuckiana

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Louisville Ham Radio

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Amateur Radio Operator Larry Rodan, Silent Key

LarryRodanK4LLRLarry Rodan, K4LLR, passed away Saturday, June 10, in Milford, DE after an unexpected illness.

Mr. Rodan (formerly KA3MIY) was an active member of several ham radio organizations including W4CN Amateur Radio Transmitting Society of Louisville (serving as a board member for 2 years), KY4KY Bullitt Amateur Radio Society, the Kentucky DX Association KY4XX, and was also a committee member for the Greater Louisville Hamfest.  While in Delaware, he served as a past member and past President of the Kent County Amateur Radio Club, and was the club’s first Hamfest Coordinator.

First licensed in 1984, Larry posted on his QRZ page that his hobbies included camping, attending bluegrass festivals, and spending time with his pets.

Larry truly enjoyed ham radio and worked various special events and stations to include National Weather Service Skywarn Recognition Days, ARRL Field Day, the GLHA Hamfest, among others, and will be missed by friends, family, and fellow amateur operators.

RIP NM4K – Silent Key

NM4K operating W1AW.  Photo via QRZ.com

NM4K working W1AW. Photo via QRZ.com

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Bill NM4K passed away late this morning. Bill was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by all in the local ham community.

According to Bill’s QRZ page, he had been a licensed ham for the last 34 years, receiving his extra class license after only 14 months of involvement with the ham radio community.  Bill’s amateur radio interests included DXing and contesting.  Bill participated in both national and local radio organizations as a member of the ARRL, Derby City DX Association and the Kentucky Contest Group in addition to  his participation with the Louisville Electronic Homebrewers Club.


RIP KI4EZN – Silent Key

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Amateur Radio in Kentucky lost one our own yesterday. Donald Z. (Don) Messer of Louisville was found by his daughter at home dead. His call sign was KI4EZN and was an active member of Navy-Marine CORPS MARS in Ky. He was retired from Naval Ordnance Station. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 10th from 9:30 am until 11:30 am with a service at 11:30 am at Rattermans on Cane Run Rd. RIP old friend.