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In Memoriam

Ken Martens WK4KM, Silent Key (SK)

It is with great sadness to announce the passing of longtime member, and friend — Ken Martens. Ken has been with UPARC for many years, serving as Secretary for a year, and as part of the Net Controller Team until recently. Ken also enjoyed being an Old Goats Member on 3.910Mhz daily. He was always quick to offer help, advice, and a touch of humor to every conversation. No services have been announced at this time, but full military honors are expected to take place at Bay Pines – we will keep the club informed as more information is provided. Please keep his wife Cloyce, and their family in your thoughts and prayers. 73 WK4KM, we’ll catch you down the log.


Stewart Whitehouse KE4YH, Silent Key (SK)

Sadly, we just learned that Stewart Whitehouse KE4YH became a Silent Key on March 10th, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family including his son, and UPARC member Earle Whitehouse KJ4WKJ.


Kevin Poorman KV4CT, Silent Key (SK)

From ELCERT: It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kevin Poorman. Kevin rarely missed a chance to volunteer his time to help the community. We will miss his calming voice, kindness and his passion for ham radio. Our hearts go out to his family during this incredibly difficult time. Call sign KV4CT has gone silent. Kevin was a longtime member and friend here at UPARC – he served on the board in 2016 and has been a key part of our VE team for years as well. We’ll miss you friend. 73 to you.

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