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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (2011)

ARLX001 Former Western Massachusetts Section Manager Bill Voedisch,

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 11, 2011
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX001 Former Western Massachusetts Section Manager Bill Voedisch,

William Voedisch, W1UD, of Leominster, Massachusetts, became a
Silent Key on January 1. He was 78. Voedisch was an avid CW operator
who especially enjoyed operating in the CW National Traffic System
nets. In recent years, he was the Manager of the NTS First Region CW
net and almost nightly represented the First Region in the Eastern
Area Net. He was also active in the Transcontinental Corps, relaying
messages to other regional nets around the country.

Voedisch served several terms as ARRL Western Massachusetts Section
Manager: from 1987 through 1989, in 1992 and 1993, and again from
1996 through 2005. He was an ARRL Life Member and was the former
president of the Montachusett Amateur Radio Association and was
still active before his death. Voedisch was the owner and operator
of Imperial Television and Radio Service in Leominster since 1954.

Voedisch served as a US Army corporal in the Korean Conflict and its
immediate aftermath, serving from 1952-1954. He received the Korean
Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense
Service Medal.

Voedisch served on the Ways and Means Committee and Cable Commission
for the City of Leominster. A funeral service was held on January 6
at St Mark's Episcopal Church, in Leominster.