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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 (2021)

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ARLX003 Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD
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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 16, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX003 Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD
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Former ARRL Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, of
Costa Mesa, California, died on February 13. An ARRL Life Member, he
was 78. First licensed in 1956, Goddard was an electrical
engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Montana
State University. He worked for Collins Radio and later for Boeing,
from which he retired as an executive.

After several years working with local governments in southern
California on proposed antenna ordinances, he was elected ARRL
Southwestern Division Vice Director in 1995, serving two terms
before being elected Director in 2001. After retiring from the ARRL
Board, he continued to follow ARRL affairs and advocate for stronger
public relations on behalf of amateur radio.

Goddard was active on the air from HF through microwaves. A member
of the Southern California Contest Club, he took part in contest
DXpeditions to locations ranging from subarctic to tropical,
operating the CQ World Wide DX Contest in 26 of the 40 CQ zones. He
also headed teams of VHF/UHF/microwave contest rovers.

Goddard was heavily involved with the Costa Mesa Historical Society
and was co-author of two books on Costa Mesa history.
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