A RESPECTFUL TRIBUTE TO KW1C - MARTY - CFO # 830

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CARMEN DROGO

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Mar 11, 2022, 8:29:39 PMMar 11
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HI FRIENDS,

EARLIER TODAY, I RECEIVED AN EMAIL THAT WAS
FORWARDED TO ME VIA - JERRY - NI4F.

SADLY, KW1C IS NOW A SILENT KEY.

A PRESENT DATE THERE IS NO OBITUARY
INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF THE EMAIL
I RECEIVED.



MARTY AND I HAVE BEEN GOOD FRIENDS ON THE AIR
SINCE 1996.

GOD REST HIS SOUL.



PLEASE FEEL FREE TO POST A NOTE
IN MEMORY.

RESPECTFULLY, 

Mel Whitten

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Mar 11, 2022, 11:19:42 PMMar 11
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Marty and I had many QSOs on 40m late in the evening.  FB cw op.

May he RIP.

 

Mel

K0PFX

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CARMEN DROGO

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Mar 12, 2022, 1:15:07 PMMar 12
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HI FRIENDS,

MARTY - KW1C WAS A VERY GOOD FRIEND ON THE CW BANDS.

MY FIRST QOS WID MARTY WAS BACK IN NOV. 1996

AND

MY LAST WAS JULY 2021.

WE HAD ABOUT 140 FB QSOS OVER THE YEARS .

MARTY WAS A TOP NOTCH CW OPERATOR
AND ALSO ENJOYED SPENDING TIME ON
SSB WID A GROUP CALLED THE 
"KNUCKLEHEADS". 
 

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM MARTY'S QRZ PAGE.

AFTER 27+ YEARS AS THE CEO OF A SMALL RURAL HOSPITAL
 I DECIDED TO RETIRE IN EARLY MAY AND TRANSITION INTO A NEW STATION IN LIFE.

 THE TIME WAS RIGHT WITH ALL THE CHANGES IN HEALTH CARE AND
 NEW UNFORESEEN CHALLENGES THAT ARE SURE TO FOLLOW.

  I WILL FINALLY HAVE MORE TIME FOR MY LIFE LONG HOBBY OF HAM RADIO. 

 IMMEDIATE PROJECTS INCLUDE ASSEMBLING A 40 AND 30 METER 

ROTARY DIPOLE THAT WILL HANG ABOVE (65FT UP) A 4 EL 20 MTR 
MONOBANDER (60 FT UP) ON A 55 FT US TOWER.

  I WILL ALSO HAVE TIME TO MASTER MY NEW IMAC DESK TOP WITH

 A LITTLE MENTORING FROM THE TECH IN THE FAMILY, THE JR OP. 

 I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO TALKING TO OLD FRIENDS ON CW AND SSB

 WHILE AT THE SAME TIME, MAKING NEW FRIENDS.

  THERE ARE ALSO GRANDKIDS TO DOTE OVER

 AND A YARD AND HOUSE TO MAINTAIN.

  I WILL STAY BUSY BUT ON MY TIME.

  IF YOU HEAR KW1C, GIVE ME A HOLLER

 AND WE WILL RAGCHEW, MY FAVORITE PART OF THE HOBBY.  VY 73

 

MARTY/KW1C

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CARMEN DROGO

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May 21, 2022, 10:50:52 AMMay 21
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A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO JERRY - NI4F

HERE IS AN OBITUARY FOR MARTY 


RESPECTFULLY, 

k8...@aol.com

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May 21, 2022, 11:13:41 AMMay 21
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Marty was a regular in the morning on 40 CW, usually around 7018.
He often spoke about the hospital and his 40M rotary dipole. 

Joe, K8MP



CARMEN DROGO

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May 21, 2022, 12:46:57 PMMay 21
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HI JOE,

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INPUTS REGARDING MARTY.

MY FIRST QSO WID MARTY WAS BACK IN 1996 AND
HE JUST LOVED HIS HEATHKIT KEYBOARD.

JOE, ALWAYS A FB PLEASURE TO WORK U IN THE 

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SEE U NEXT WEDNESDAY

73 TO ALL AND HAVE A FUN FILLED WEEKEND

S. Steltzer

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May 21, 2022, 3:37:30 PMMay 21
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Damn, that's a shame.  Another good guy gone. It had been a while but I always enjoyed talking with him.

Steve,
WF3T


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