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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2012:
We have lots to be thankful for even in these changing times. We
must never forget those who served our country to preserve our freedom
and liberty. We have several veterans in our club, and several
veteran Ham Operators have passed on. I was reminded of this when
James Stidham, AC0Q, came
by the hamfest to visit with me. James is the older brother of my
friend, team-mate, co-worker as coaches, and boss, Fred Stidham.
James graduated from HS when I was in the 8th. grade, and was on the
1955 Hazard State Tournament Team. He got his engineering degree
and works and lives in Boulder, Colorado. But we had the same ham
teacher ("Elmer" sounds too effete, somehow), Woody Fugate,
W4JDU. So naturally, we talked about Woody, who also got many
other folks started around here and in Ashland where he moved in the
Woody had written a story in the local paper about his experience at
the Battle of Midway, the Carrier Air Battle in the Pacific, in June of
1942, which turned the war against Japan in our favor, even though it
would still be a long battle. I had lost my copy of this
story, but he still had one, and offered
to sent me a copy. So here it is, the best written and best story
in the Hazard Herald (Voice?) of that series gathered by a local
history teacher, Paul Taulbee, who also wrote for the paper.
Please take time to read the story through...I will try later to
format it better and add some photos - 1.8 Meg pdf...
WOODY'S STORY AT THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY
of 2004 meeting at K4DZM's QTH.....
The 2004 CW
Nets Group at the Cookout at Joe
Kentucky Mountains ARC ...
The 2010 Hazard
Hamfest was held on Oct. 30, 2010. The weather was good
and there was a good
turnout. The ARES Meeting was highlighted by Section
Manager, Jim Brooks, KY4Z,
District 9 DEC Ken Robinson, K4KCR, and
Region 4 ASEC Fred Jones,
WA4SWF. The club webpage with many new
features has moved to http://kmarc.net
Check it out for many good pictures of the hamfest.
website at Http://www.qsl.net/k4avx/
has many old pictures and lots of information. Not being updated.....
I hope you will enjoy the information on these pages.
They consist mostly of content I have developed over many years of
doing newsletters . Not too many
links or dancing pigs or such, but I hope you will find something
useful or interesting in these two areas. Most of the
pages were done in Netscape Composer, and the latest ones are best
viewed in 600 X 800 resolution.
John Farler, K4AVX