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    W6OGC - James Allen - New Braunfels - Texas - USA

    W6OGC, James M. Allen, Sr., from New Braunfels, Texas, USA, has become a Silent Key after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis.
    His brother, W5DV, Chas, says Jim was first licensed in 1959 as KN5VET, becoming K5VET next.
    After moving to San Diego, California in the mid-1970s he switched to the W6OGC callsign. Changing to a callsign for the district you reside in was required at that time. Chas says Jim "was the motivating force" behind publication of "DX Is! The Best of the West Coast DX Bulletin," when that bulletin ceased.
    Jim's original idea, brother Chas did the compiling and writing, with cooperation from WA6AUD, Cass, who had all the original bulletins.
    Jim did the typesetting, artwork, illustrations and printing of the book, and handled the orders. In recent years poor health kept Jim off the air more than he would have liked but he was still actively interested in DXing.


    73 Al 4L5A
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