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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB024 (2010)

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ARLB024 ARRL Honorary Vice President Hugh Turnbull, W3ABC, SK

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ARRL Bulletin 24  ARLB024
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 14, 2010
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB024 ARRL Honorary Vice President Hugh Turnbull, W3ABC, SK

ARRL Honorary Vice President Hugh Turnbull, W3ABC, of Silver Spring,
Maryland, died September 14 at age 93.

Turnbull served the ARRL as Atlantic Division Vice Director
(1980-1982) and Director (1982-1996). The ARRL Board named him Vice
President in 1996 and Honorary Vice President in 2000.

Aside from his long and distinguished service to the ARRL, Hugh was
actively involved in several DC-area Amateur Radio clubs and
organizations, including the Foundation for Amateur Radio, a group
of clubs from the Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia
area that awards scholarships to deserving radio amateurs.

In 2005, the Quarter Century Wireless Association awarded Turnbull a
special plaque recognizing his "exceptional contributions to Amateur
Radio in general and for outstanding work in the selection of
recipients for the QCWA scholarship awards." He was also a charter
member of the Goddard Amateur Radio Club.

A licensed and active radio amateur since 1932, Hugh's engineering
career included employment with the FCC, the Voice of America and
NASA.

Upon hearing of his death, ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, who
served as Atlantic Division Vice Director during Hugh's tenure as
Director, said: "Hugh's life was devoted to serving his country and
Amateur Radio. Many times I heard him say that each of us should
'give something back' to ham radio. He was my first mentor in ARRL
leadership, and it was my good fortune to have his example to learn
from."

ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, added: "Hugh was an
exemplary member of 'The Greatest Generation' who unselfishly took
on whatever needed to be done for the common good."

According to his daughter, Karen Shangraw, Turnbull will be buried
with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
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