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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (2020)

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ARLX005 Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU (SK)

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Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  April 4, 2020
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX005 Past ARRL Treasurer Jim McCobb, K1LU (SK)

Past ARRL Treasurer James E. "Jim" McCobb, Jr., K1LU (ex-K1LLU,
W1LLU), of West Newbury, Massachusetts, died on April 1.  An ARRL
Life Member, he was 77.  McCobb served as ARRL Treasurer, a
volunteer post, for nearly 32 years, from 1980 until 2012, when he
was succeeded by current ARRL Treasurer Rick Niswander, K7GM.  An
active DXer and contester, McCobb was active from Belize, where he
held the call sign V31JR.  McCobb was a US Air Force veteran and
spent most of his professional career as a banker.

First licensed at age 16, McCobb was very active on HF -- especially
on 40, 20, and 17 meters, primarily on SSB, although he operated CW
during contests.  He also enjoyed listening to amateur and shortwave
bands, DXing, ragchewing, contesting, and "doing just about any kind
of antenna work," he said in his QRZ.com profile.  His other hobbies
included Alpine skiing, listening to music, and collecting stereo
equipment from the mid-to-late 1970s.
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