SK


Arne N7KA
 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Bill Mader
 

I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Mike WB2FKO
 

Whiskey-Five-Zulu-Fox...New Mexico's 6-meter beacon. Always enjoyed talking to him, super nice guy. RIP Stan.

Mike WB2FKO

On 5/4/20 7:21 PM, Bill Mader wrote:
I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Bruce Draper
 

Just yesterday I was wondering why I hadn't heard him yet on 6 this season. RIP, OM. 




On May 4, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

Whiskey-Five-Zulu-Fox...New Mexico's 6-meter beacon. Always enjoyed talking to him, super nice guy. RIP Stan.

Mike WB2FKO

On 5/4/20 7:21 PM, Bill Mader wrote:
I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Ed
 

Thanks Arne for writing this. I had started but just could not get the words to come out.

 

I had not known Stan as long as others here (20 years) but he was a true friend. He was a 6 meter lover. The last few years all he wanted was another Es season to work 6.

Stan spent most of his radio life on the HF bands and then one day he found out his radio covered 6 meters. He gave up HF and spent all his time on 6. A true NM 6 Meter beacon.

 

I had not heard him on the radio in quiet a spell so I started calling his cell phone and leaving voice mails to call me. All went unanswered. I then call the Police to do a Health and welfare check. The Police said no one came to the door. There were no signs of forced entry.

This was strange. His wife was confined to a wheelchair and had 24/7 care living with them. Both were never away from home at the same time.

I did some searching on line for his son’s phone number but all numbers were no longer in use.

I sent a message to Dane WB9ERE who Stan used to talk to almost every day and asked if he knew anything. He called Bill W5WM who told him that Stan had become a SK in January.

Dave called me and told me that news that I knew was going to be bad.

I still can not find any document the says he died in January.

I had visited Stan and his wife on January 16th had coffee and spent an hour just talking about the good old days.

We hug and said good bye. I did not think it would be the last time.

 

Stan we will always remember W5 Zipper Flipper. He would call CQ on 6 and end it with “I Still believe in Miracles”     73 my friend

 

Ed n5jeh

 

 

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From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 5:04 PM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

 

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

 

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

 

RIP Stan

 

Arne N7KA

Secretary, NMVHFS

 


Floyd K5LA
 

Sorry to hear that Stan is a SK.   I first met Stan years ago  in 1977.  HE worked for Motorola at the time.  We were just forming the West Texas Repeater association at that time.

Be careful Ed…The last thing we need is that virus.

73,

Floyd, K5la

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io <main@nmvhf.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ed
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 7:30 PM
To: main@nmvhf.groups.io; NMVHF <nmvhf@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks Arne for writing this. I had started but just could not get the words to come out.

 

I had not known Stan as long as others here (20 years) but he was a true friend. He was a 6 meter lover. The last few years all he wanted was another Es season to work 6.

Stan spent most of his radio life on the HF bands and then one day he found out his radio covered 6 meters. He gave up HF and spent all his time on 6. A true NM 6 Meter beacon.

 

I had not heard him on the radio in quiet a spell so I started calling his cell phone and leaving voice mails to call me. All went unanswered. I then call the Police to do a Health and welfare check. The Police said no one came to the door. There were no signs of forced entry.

This was strange. His wife was confined to a wheelchair and had 24/7 care living with them. Both were never away from home at the same time.

I did some searching on line for his son’s phone number but all numbers were no longer in use.

I sent a message to Dane WB9ERE who Stan used to talk to almost every day and asked if he knew anything. He called Bill W5WM who told him that Stan had become a SK in January.

Dave called me and told me that news that I knew was going to be bad.

I still can not find any document the says he died in January.

I had visited Stan and his wife on January 16th had coffee and spent an hour just talking about the good old days.

We hug and said good bye. I did not think it would be the last time.

 

Stan we will always remember W5 Zipper Flipper. He would call CQ on 6 and end it with “I Still believe in Miracles”     73 my friend

 

Ed n5jeh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 5:04 PM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

 

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

 

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

 

RIP Stan

 

Arne N7KA

Secretary, NMVHFS