Silent Key - Dave Nelson KA8KDS

David L. Nelson, age 84, of Wauseon, passed away April 3, 2022, at Genacross in Napoleon. David was a truck driver for many years.

Dave was born on January 4, 1938 in Sioux City, Iowa, to the late David and Grace (Peck) Nelson. On May 7, 1985, Dave married Marilyn Shuster, and she survives. Dave was an amateur radio operator, his call sign being KA8KDS. Dave enjoyed bluegrass music, and thus was learning to play the banjo. He also enjoyed camping and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Silent Key - Marvin Buntain W8JLH

Marvin Keith Buntain, 83, Kokomo, passed away peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday, November 4th, 2021. He was born in Williams County, Ohio on May 14, 1938 to the late Charles and Bonneita (Clymer) Buntain. Marvin is survived by his daughters Julie (Brent) Heitz of Toledo, Ohio, Sheila Richardson of Kokomo, grandson Ryan Richardson of Kokomo and sister Janet Funk of Bryan, OH. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, as well as very good friends (you know who you are).

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Mitchell Bundy, brother Wayne Buntain and sister Sharon Nisley.


New Shirt Design on the Way!

Thanks to KE8ITJ for spearheading the effort to craft a new club logo and shirt design for the FCARC.  As it stands now, the shirts will have imprints on the front upper left, and across the back.  The shirts will feature a left side pocket as well. The costs for the shirts are $15 for club members, $20 for non-members. What we need to determine is how many to order and what sizes people will need.  Please reach out to with the quantity you want and the sizes.  We are trying to get them ordered and shipped before the Hamfest so they will be available for pickup there.  See a Full Size Image Here


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