DARC Christmas Dinner!

December is finally here, and it’s really hard to believe that another year is almost over!

As always for the December meeting, the Decatur Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting as a Christmas Dinner. We will meet at Libby’s Catfish and Diner in Priceville at 6:00 on Tuesday, December 4th for food and fellowship and a review of the year with the club. If you need directions, please e-mail one of the club officers or call on the 147.00 repeater for help.

It’s been a great year, and another great year lies ahead. Unfortunately we must also mourn this time with the passing of our long-time member and friend Lloyd Barnett – W4RFZ, whose services will be held on Monday, December 3rd. His obituary and details of the funeral are online here.

Come celebrate with us the joys of the Christmas season, the memories of a successful passing year, and the promise of a prosperous new year ahead.

See you at Libby’s!

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Lloyd Barnett W4RFZ – Silent Key

It is with profound sadness that we must report the passing of one of our most active and publicized members: Lloyd Barnett W4RFZ. He was a very active radio operator and loved operating CW, which truly makes him a “silent key”.

Lloyd has been a part of the Decatur Amateur Radio Club for many years. Several of our current members recount that Lloyd was instrumental in teaching them the basics of ham radio and supervising their tests for the Novice Class license back in the 1970’s

In 2011 Lloyd’s face graced the cover of CQ magazine. See this post. Just a few months later he was profiled in the Decatur Daily about his radio activities, including a conversation with the king of Jordan. Check out this post with a link to the article.

Visitation and services will be held on Monday, December 3rd, at Roselawn in Decatur. The online obituary is here. He passed away the day after his 87th birthday.

Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

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