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Former Nevada SM Janet Welsh, NK7N, SK:

07/30/2013

Former ARRL Nevada Section Manager and Emergency Coordinator Janet Welsh, NK7N, died July 22 in Dallas, Texas. She was 77. Janet and her late husband Lee, KI7EY, lived for some time in Henderson, Nevada, and were involved in virtually every aspect of Amateur Radio in Southern Nevada. At a time when female operators were scarce, Janet Welsh studied on her own and became one of only three women in Nevada to hold an Amateur Extra class license. Janet and Lee taught licensing classes, and Janet served as coordinator of the local VE team. The couple belonged to virtually every ham radio organization in Southern Nevada. Jan volunteered for public service events, was active in the Red Cross and with ARES/RACES, serving as an ARRL Emergency Coordinator for 10 years, participating in the ARES responses to the PepCon Chemical Plant explosion in Henderson and to the Moapa Valley floods. She also served as Assistant Nevada Section Manager and in March 2001, she was appointed as Nevada Section Manager following the death of Bob Davis, K7IY. She served until January 2003. Janet Welsh relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area following her husband’s death in 2004. Survivors include her daughter Carol Welsh, KD7GRF, and son Kenneth, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. No services are scheduled. The Nevada Amateur Radio Newswire

 



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