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Offline WA1ZCQ

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Silent-Key Notice...
« on: June 08, 2020, 08:53:42 AM »
Here's an email thread that I received from Burt Fisher - K1OIK

> Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 5:03 PM
> From: "Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ" <wa1zcq@amsat.org>
> To: "Burt Fisher - K1OIK" <burt.fisher@gmail.com>
> Cc: "Michael Crestohl" <M@w1rc.net>, "timtron@hotmail.com" <timtron@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Don Haaker W1CIA/SK, ex-WA1AIC  (SK - R.I.P.)
>
> Thanks for the information Burt,
>
> Yes, I knew "Don Haaker" too. In more recent years (approximately the last 13 years) he became a professional fleamarket vendor at the Deerfield HAMfest, both Spring and Fall. I used to always joke with him, and say, "Why'd you get that 'VAIN-ity' callsign??? Only 2 types of people in the World change their names! Criminals and movie-stars! AND, I haven't seen YOU in any Movies lately!!! LOL :-) Don was in the top 10 largest sellers/vendors at Deerfield. It was his retirement income-producing-plan that helped him along with his retirement finances.
> http://www.qrz.com/db/W1CIA
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> Sorry to hear he's in the ranks of the Silent-Keys. I'll miss his dedication and wit.
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> None of us are getting any younger. ... Who will be next???
>
> Hopefully see *YOU* in the Fall for another round of the famed New England Tradition dubbed: "Hosstraders" (47 years ago this past May/Spring).
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> And the tradition just keeps on coming!
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> 7 3 ,
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> Carl
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> wa1zcq@amsat.org
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> *** P.S. - Tim (HLR), I barely heard you yesterday, during and after the "Lonely Guys" on 3875KHz. Your 12 watts (even with amp turned on) just wasn't making it to my QTH.
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>
> Sent: Sunday, June 07, 2020 at 3:08 PM
> From: "Burt" <burt.fisher@gmail.com>
> To: "Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ" <wa1zcq@amsat.org>, "Michael Crestohl" <M@w1rc.net>, "timtron@hotmail.com" <timtron@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Don Haaher W1CIA, ex WA1AIC.
>
> Died this morning of Covid-19. I have known him for 35 years, my daughter baby sat his daughter, he put up numerous antenna for me and we shared jokes with an edge on it.
> He lived on Cape Cod and Fitchburg, Ma.
> He was well known selling at hamfests, often with his youngest daughter Erin.

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Re: Silent-Key Notice... *** MORE INFO. ***
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 05:04:18 AM »
> Sent: Friday, July 03, 2020 at 12:54 AM
> From: "Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ" <wa1zcq@amsat.org>
> To: "Burt" <burt.fisher@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: W1CIA
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> Burt,
>
> I'll make sure this gets on the forum so that Don's friends and fellow fraternal Radio Amateurs can read and review your updated info.
> https://www.r-mfh.com/obituary/Donald-Haaker?fbclid=IwAR09yvrSv2dI-0WA8a3W6hyhLizW5lilD_-rfJhvdzPMnunudRM_uMMnaA0
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> Thank you for all the information on Don's passing.
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> By-The-Way, the Fall Deerfield HAMfest is cancelled! I'll also attach that notice, here, for review of all that see this page/posting.
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> TU es 7 3 ,
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> Carl
> http://qrz.com/db/WA1ZCQ
> https://www.hamqth.com/WA1ZCQ
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>  
> Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 at 6:39 AM
> From: "Burtd" <burt.fisher@gmail.com>
> To: "Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ" <wa1zcq@amsat.org>
> Subject: W1CIA
>
> https://www.r-mfh.com/obituary/Donald-Haaker?fbclid=IwAR09yvrSv2dI-0WA8a3W6hyhLizW5lilD_-rfJhvdzPMnunudRM_uMMnaA0
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>
> From: Mike Crestohl
> To: Carl Achin - WA1ZCQ
> Sent: July 1, 2020 at 8:07 AM
> Subject: NEAR- Fest XXVIII October 16 & 17 2020 Is Cancelled.
>
> Dear Club/Organization President: You may have already know that the Deerfield Fair Association voted reluctantly but overwhelmingly to cancel the 2020 Fair at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, Ben, KB1NZN, and I are members. We were at the meeting and voted for cancellation. We both totally agree with the decision of the Deerfield Fair Association membership who voted 105 to 5 in favor of cancelling the Fair. There was not one good reason put forth during the discussion in favor of holding thenFair this year. Especially in these unprecedented times our first responsibility must be to the health and well-being of our volunteer staff, exhibitors, attendees, fairgrounds staff and the local area residents who graciously welcome us twice a year to their community. We cannot betray this trust. Furthermore there is no possible way we can realistically maintain the six foot “social distancing” separation especially in the flea market, commercial buildings, forums and VE examination rooms. This is required whenever possible by the NH Governor’s Special Covid-19 Task Force. Consequently, as a result, we have no option to cancel NEAR-Fest XXVIII. However the good news is that NEAR-Fest XXIX is already scheduled for Friday April 30th and Saturday May 1st 2021 and NEAR-Fest XXX for October 12th and 13th 2021. The clubs and organizations who sent in their application for early entry privileges in 2020 need not reapply. Your passes will be issued next year and valid for both 2021 hamfests. We will be selling advance tickets starting in the Fall. For advance ticket buyers the cost of admission will remain at $10.00 per person. However starting next Spring the price of admission at the gate will be $15.00. Inside parking and camping fees will remain the same. I will send you additional information about advance ticket sales shortly. Please disseminate this information to your members. Since it is coming from me it is official. 73, Michael Crestohl
> http://forum.near-fest.com/index.php?topic=1500.msg3497#msg3497