FLORIDA QSO PARTY 20TH ANNIVERSARY

 

THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FLORIDA QSO
PARTY (FQP). IT SURE HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE IT WAS BROUGHT BACK TO
LIFE’

RON. WD4AHZ (SK) AND i TRAVELED ACROSS THE STATE TO THE MELBOURNE HAMFEST
IN SEPTEMBER 1996 AND ’97. DURING THOSE TRIPS, WE NOTED THE RARITY OF THE
INLAND COUNTIES AND VOWED TO REJUVENATE THE FQP USING HIS FAMILY CHAT’
ROOM AS THE VENUE. WE FORMED THE RULES ALONG WITH FEW OTHERS

RON WAS A HUGE SUPPORTER OF THE FQP CITING IT AS ‘THE· BEST STATE QSO PARTY AND  HELPING TO
MAKE IT SO. THUS. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF APPOINTING RON AS VICE PRESIDENT. FQP OF THE FLORIDA
CONTEST GROUP (FCG). A POSITION THAT HE HELD UNTIL APRIL 2010. RON QUIETLY AND EFFICIENTLY

MAINTAINED THE WEB SITES AND E-MAIL REFLECTORS FOR BOTH THE FCG AND FOP

FOR ALL THAT TIME. NEARLY TWO DECADES. FOR THE FIRST REVIVED FOP IN ‘1998
RON AND I (ALONG WITH AE4MH) HAULED A SMALL TRI-BANDER AND SEVERAL
TOWER SECTIONS AROUND WITH US TO RARE COUNTIES

Skills

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November 13, 2020

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