|AK9F||David Rounds - ARRL||ak9f at arrl.net||Beloit|
|K9BNR||Bob Barker - ARRL||k9bnr at arrl.net||Milton|
|K9BY||Brett Johnson - ARRL||k9by at arrl.net||S. Beloit,IL|
Donn Ambrose - ARRL*
k9da at arrl.net
|K9EP||Jerry Wallen Life BARC||Madison|
|K9FLO||Dean Livingston||k9flo at charter.net||Roscoe, IL|
|K9GJN||Greg Niles - ARRL||k9gjn at yahoo.com||Janesville|
|K9IBM||Dan Servais - ARRL *||Janesville|
|K9OMG||Mike Heckel||k9omg at att.net||Rosco, IL|
|KA9SFT||Dave Ferguson - ARRL||ka9sft at hotmail.com||Beloit|
|KC9PZI||Kevin Christ||kc9pzi at yahoo.com||Janesville|
|KC9QQO||Al Homan||kc9qqo at gmail.com||Janesville|
|KC9RGG||Norman Aulabaugh||kc9rgg at arrl.net||Orfordville|
|KC9RLI||Mike Fuller||kc9rli at arrl.net||Janesville|
|KC9TMX||Greg Neiers (Not yet)||Juda|
|KD9CNX||Steve McLenachen||S. Beloit, IL|
|David Wendt - ARRL*, Life BARC||n9gq at arrl.net||Canada|
|N9JDQ||David Fisher||n9jdq at charter.net||Janesville|
|N9OEG||Chris Green (Not yet)||S.Beloit, IL|
|N9TOM||Tom Herold||tehbul at charter.net||Beloit|
|N9UBJ||Kim Burkhalter (Not yet)||yowlingowl at yahoo.com||Janesville|
|W9AFW||Ivan Makovec - ARRL*, Life BARC||Beloit|
|W9BJ||Carl Cramer - ARRL*||w9bj at arrl.net||Janesville|
|W9DL||Conrad Herold - ARRL, Life BARC||w9dlcon at yahoo.com||Muskego|
|W9EWZ||Bob Urban||w9ewz at arrl.net||Janesville|
|WA9JLD||Lyndon Opdyke||jnlopdyke at charter.net||Beloit|
|WA9YSB||Doug Cooper||wa9ysbpoco at yahoo.com||Beloit|
|WD9BB||Chuck Bell - ARRL||cbellthe111 at yahoo.com||Clinton|
|WQ9G||Dave Sterna (Not yet)||d.sterna at yahoo.com||Beloit|
of Long Ago (September 26, 2003 Excerpt
from The Beloit Daily News.)
John, W9FCY, age 92, now SK, views photos with John receives a plaque from radio club President,
Conrad Herold,W9DL, a club member. Paul Monroe, W9MEH.
Conrad presents a cake to John during the celebration. John worked for WCLO, Janesville. He earned a first class
commercial radio license. Equipment at right is WWII surplus.
John Purcell, W9FCY, of Beloit earned an amateur radio (Ham) license in 1928. He has made radio contacts around the world. "It's a very interesting hobby," Purcell said, "It's changing all the time."
John worked at commercial broadcasting station WCLO in Janesville. One incident he remembered was that the station power supply went bad. John had to bring in his ham radio power supply to keep WCLO on the air.
Purcell's interest in amateur radio remained constant over the years. He headed up the local Civil Defense program for decades and was one of several radio operators who assisted emergency personnel in Beloit during the flood of 1974.
In addition to giving, Purcell also received a meaningful gift from radio operation. "I was talking with a guy in Africa and it just happened that he was in the same town as my daughter and son-in-law", Purcell recalled. Through that ham radio contact, Purcell was able to regularly keep in touch with his family members who served as Christian missionaries to the Cameroons for many years.
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