Archive for January, 2007

Loren R. “Mac” McQueen, 1925-2007

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Mac was known locally as 'the Man of the Mountain.'.

Loren R. “Mac” McQueen, 81, died Jan. 20, 2007, of complications from a neck injury he suffered in a fall. He had been hospitalized for several weeks. Loren joined RCA in 1969 and became a Fellow in 1975. He was a member of the board of directors from 1979 to 1999. He received the Club’s Special Services Award in 2001. Mac was president of Communication & Control of Campbell, California, an antenna site developer and management company. (more…)

President Casciano names new committee chairmen

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Craig Jorgensen and Elaine Baugh Walsh become committee chairmen; Meade Sutterfield exits..

The chairmanships of RCA’s 20-odd committees remained mostly unchanged for 2007 as Phil Casciano began his term as president. The Club’s by-laws are not entirely clear on the subject of committees; thus, following a current tradition, the president has named the chairmen, and the chairmen have selected the committee members. (more…)

Harrison W. Moore Jr., W2JQS, 1918-2007

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Radar officer in World War II

Harrison W. Moore Jr., W2JQS, at radar officer reunion in 2002.

Harrison W. Moore Jr., W2JQS, of Bronxville, New York, died at age 88 on Jan. 16, 2007. Harry joined RCA in 1988.

Born in Bennington, Vermont on Sept. 9, 1918, to Harrison Sr. and Ethel Davenport Moore, Harry grew up in Danbury, Connecticut and Briarcliff Manor, New York. He first was licensed as a ham radio operator as W2JQS in 1936 at his high school, Birch Wathen in New York City and kept this key active into his 80s.

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William F. Lieske Sr., W7GLT, 1923-2007

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Founder of EMR Corporation

William F. Lieske Sr., W7GLT
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William F. Lieske Sr. passed away on Jan. 9, 2007. He was born in Buhl, Minnesota, on June 15, 1923.
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Joe M. Conely, KO5F, 1944-2006

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Former general manager, Tait Electronics, Houston

Fill element.
Joe Conely, KO5F, died on Dec. 27, 2006, at his home in Tomball, Texas. He was 62. Joe joined RCA in 1998. RCA member Rob Walker, N5VQN, told me that Joe had been battling cancer for the past couple of years. “Joe was a mentor to me and many others in the industry, and a great source of energy and zest for the industry and hobby (KO5F) he loved. He died at peace in his home with his family,” Rob said.
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