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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (2015)

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ARLX001 ARRL Roanoke Division Assistant Director, DXpeditioner Jim
Wise, W4PRO (SK)

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 7, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX001 ARRL Roanoke Division Assistant Director, DXpeditioner Jim
Wise, W4PRO (SK)

ARRL Roanoke Division Assistant Director and DXpeditioner Marion A.
"Jim" Wise, W4PRO, of Virginia Beach, Virginia died December 31. He
was 86. An ARRL Life Member, Wise was well-known within the
Tidewater Amateur Radio community.

Licensed in 1948 as W8YHV in his native Ohio, he served in the US
Air Force during the Korean War, then worked for NASA until he
retired in 1988. He was a part of special event ham operations from
the museum battleship USS Wisconsin (N4WIS).

W4PRO belonged to the First-Class Operators Club, the A1 Operators
Club, and the Quarter Century Wireless Association. He was involved
in several DX operations from the 1970s until 2004. A CW aficionado,
he was on the DXCC Honor Roll and had completed 5-Band DXCC and 160
Meter DXCC.

Survivors include his wife Linda, W7PRO. A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, January 10, at 11 AM at the West Neck Village
Hall, 2580 Signature Drive, Virginia Beach.
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