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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (2016)

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ARLX005 Past QST VHF-UHF Columnist, ARRL Staffer Bill Smith, W0WOI
(ex-K0CER), (SK)

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Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 9, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX005 Past QST VHF-UHF Columnist, ARRL Staffer Bill Smith, W0WOI
(ex-K0CER), (SK)

Former ARRL Headquarters staffer Bill Smith, W0WOI (ex-K0CER, W1DVE,
W5USM), of Jefferson, Iowa, died on June 1. An ARRL Life Member, he
was 78 and had been a radio amateur and League member since 1952. He
served on the ARRL staff from 1967 to 1974 and was the editor of
QST's "World Above 50 Mc." column, succeeding Sam Harris, W1FZJ. In
1967, Smith was among the founders (with W0CUC and W0ENC) of the
organization that became the Central States VHF Society. He was said
to be looking forward to the organization's 50th gathering later
this year.

Smith activated the Cayman Islands for the first time ever on 6
meters as ZF1DT in 1968, and he led the 1970 KL7ABR DXpedition to
Alaska 2 years later for the ARRL June VHF QSO Party. He was on the
DXCC Honor Roll and had nearly completed DXCC on 6 meters. He also
enjoyed collecting vintage and rare QSL cards.

On the professional side, Smith had extensive experience in
television news reporting and documentary work.
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