Friday night gathering 7:00 PM on the TERAC repeater at 443.650 MHz+ 100Hz PL in Aloha. If you are within reach of the repeater, we would love to have you join us on the air Friday night. This will probably be the new normal for a while.
All Pizza and Monthly meetings cancelled due to COVID-19
Chuck passed away after a long battle with Pancreatic cancer. He was born in Portland, Oregon on July 13, 1935. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon during 1956 and 1957. After college he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1968 as a Doctor of Optometry and Radio operator. Chuck worked as a Manufacturing Engineer at Tektronix from 1968 to 1971. In 1971 he opened his own Optometric practice. He served as the Executive Secretary of the Oregon State Board of Optometry from 1977-1983. In 1987 he joined Kaiser Permanente N.W. Division as the Chief of Optometry from which he retired in 1999.
Chuck received his first amateur license in 1958. He was a life member of Oregon Tualatin Valley ARC, Western Arizona Radio Club member, ARRL Volunteer Examiner, and achieved the ARRL DXCC and WAS awards.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 64 years, Donna, children, Chris (Terri) Samuel, Sheri (Tim) Jones and Marianne (Scott) Stone; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Robert (Terry) Samuel.
Fred passed away due to complications from heart surgery. Fred was born August 5, 1945 in New Jersey. He earned his bachelor and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
He joined Tektronix, in 1971 where he worked in the Spectrum Analyzer group. Fred worked on the 7L12 (introduced in 1972), but his major product was the 7L13 (introduced in 1974). He was a gifted speaker and gave presentations to TERAC on the technical challenges of SETI and his 70 cm moon bounce setup. He left Tek in 1977 and later joined Fluke Corporation for 15 years in the Seattle area. Later he worked for Cellular Technical Services and ended his career as an RF consultant. Fred held several patents, was an author, was a very well-liked and an accomplished engineer.
Fred’s amateur radio interests ranged from 23cm to 160Ms. He was an active VHF/UHF contester and had 186 DX contacts confirmed on 80M. Fred and his wife Susan were competitive ballroom dancers. He is survived by his wife Susan, WB7BST, brothers Frank, James and sister Elaine.
Neil passed away in Port Angeles, Washington due to age related health issues. He was born on February 28, 1940 in Stockton, California. Neil held a BSEE from Heald. He worked at Tektronix from 1968 to the early 1990s when he joined AT&T Wireless in Washington state.
The technical side of Amateur Radio was always Neil’s passion and he enjoyed designing and building many elements of the hobby such as antennas, receivers, transmitters plus instrumentation. Hidden transmitter hunting (foxhunting) was a particularly exciting facet of the hobby; designing and perfecting an 80 meter receiver/antenna system. He often participated in 2 meter foxhunts in the Pacific Northwest or SW British Columbia. He participated and won medal(s) in national contests. His design of voice ID’d two meter “foxes” is well known using PIC controllers. He is survived by his wife Marsha KA7CZS.
Bill passed away in Clark county Washington on June 2, 2020. Bill was born on June 18, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. He had a BSEE from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Portland.
Bill joined Tektronix in 1963 as a circuit design engineer, later working on environmental testing and safety agency qualification. He left Tek in 1987 to join MultiComp a Tek spin off. Later he worked for Sequent and Credence.
Bill and his wife Nancy built an impressive 3 story home in Cannon Beach in the late 1980s. Bill’s hobbies included amateur, buying and selling at electronic flea markets, and woodworking.
Bill’s suffered a serious stroke in September 2015 which resulted later in moving an assisted living facility in Camas Washington. Nancy died of cancer in July 2016.
A fall on June 2, 2020 possibly triggered by another stroke lead to his death. He is survived by his daughter, Annette DeVey King and former wife Helen.