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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB047 (2000)

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ARLB047 Former West Gulf Director Jack Gant, W5GM, SK

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ARRL Bulletin 47  ARLB047
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 7, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB047 Former West Gulf Director Jack Gant, W5GM, SK

Former ARRL West Gulf Director Jack D. Gant, W5GM, of Ardmore,
Oklahoma, died December 6. He was 84. Gant served as West Gulf
Division Vice Director from 1972 to 1976 and as Director from 1977
to 1980.

Licensed for 66 years, Gant was an ARRL member and formerly held the
call sign W5EGR. He belonged to the Quarter Century Wireless
Association.

In the 1970s, Gant was active in ARES as Emergency Coordinator for
Carter County. An independent oilman, he also held a private pilot's
license. Gant also once served as chairman for the Texhoma Hamarama
hamfest.

ARRL Executive Vice President David Sumner, K1ZZ, remembered Gant
''as a real gentleman.'' ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, said Gant
mentored him when Haynie first joined the Board as West Gulf
Director in 1982. ''He gave me a lot of good advice,'' Haynie said.
''He was a good advisor and a nice guy who was well-liked on the
Board.''

A service is set for Saturday, December 9, 2 PM at the First
Presbyterian Church, Ardmore, Oklahoma.
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