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A Little Help for Jeff AC4ZO (and Bobbie KD4ZVW)

HamRadioNow viewers will probably remember Jeff Wittich AC4ZO. Jeff appeared on more than 40 episodes, and gave me invaluable help in producing many of the hamfest podcasts from Dayton, Orlando and Huntsville*

Jeff and his wife Bobbie KD4ZVW need help. Last year (Fall of 2020) Jeff was diagnosed with brain cancer – Grade 4 Glioblastoma – incurable, with an average prognosis of about 2 years. He’s undergone surgery and radiation therapy to remove as much of the cancer as possible, but that’s what gives him those ~2 years. There’s no way to remove all of it, and it will grow back.

Jeff and Bobbie have had to retire early. The cancer and surgery have left Jeff both mentally and physically unable to continue the field engineering he’d done all his life. Bobbie retired to spend full time taking care of Jeff in the time he has left.

They’ve launched a GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/lets-pay-it-forward-for-bobbie
to help with the mounting expenses. The goal is $25,000, which seems modest to me. They do have good insurance, but it doesn’t cover everything, and with early retirement, their incomes have dropped significantly. This GoFundMe is a bridge for Bobbie to life, eventually, without Jeff by her side.

So if you find yourself so inclined, maybe kick in $5 or $10. And enjoy the Best of Jeff in this video.

*with a nod to Cliff W4FT, who also assisted in hamfest show production (and yes, I do miss you, West Coast Cliff!).

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HRN 424 Ham Cam International

David visits with some of the members of Ham Cam International. This informal radio club meets via JITSI. They talk about Ham Radio, help each other learn and accomplish Ham Radio goals and provide a place to connect with other like minded Ham’s from all over the planet. I got to meet and talk with a number of members and learn about their Ham Radio Community.
If you want more information please reach out to:

Colin: m1eak@btinternet.com
https://www.konaweb.com/net/jitsi_welcome.html
https://www.facebook.com/groups/3685877891464623

73!

David W0DHG

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HRN423 Long Island CW Club

HRN423 Long Island CW Club

Howard WB2UZE and John K2NY of the Long Island CW Club visit with David W0DHG and talk about their CW training program. The club started in 2017 offers over 45 hours of CW classes EACH week, and has grown to over 600 members from all 50 states and 15 countries all over the world.

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HRN422: Field Day 2020 Bull Session

HRN422: Field Day 2020 Bull Session

Jim NO1PC and David W0DHG try once more to get you to get out and operate Field Day next weekend… We talk points, incentives, a “meetup” opportunity and how to have FUN!

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HRN421(a) Field Day 2020

HRN421(a) Field Day 2020

David W0DHG talks with Elmer NO1PC about what changes will be in effect for Field Day 2020, and how we will participate. Hoping that we will work you on Field Day. Please remember to send us a radiogram for points ( send to our calls @arrl.net). (NOTE: this is the long version, that should be sync’ed)…

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HRN 421 Field Day 2020

HRN 421 Field Day 2020

David W0DHG talks with Elmer NO1PC about what changes will be in effect for Field Day 2020, and how we will participate. Hoping that we will work you on Field Day. Please remember to send us a radiogram for points ( send to our calls @arrl.net).

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HRN420 FCC Allows Remote Testing!?!

HRN420 FCC Allows Remote Testing!?!

Norm Goodkin K6YXH visits with David W0DHG and talks about getting up and running to do remote testing for Amateur Radio Licenses. Norm mentioned that there were a lot of other players involved, but this is a good review of what they went through to get up and running. We discuss security concerns and how it works.