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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX009 (2014)

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ARLX009 Honor Roll DXer, Assistant ARRL Director H.O. Townsend, K5CX
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Special Bulletin 9  ARLX009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 5, 2014
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX009 Honor Roll DXer, Assistant ARRL Director H.O. Townsend, K5CX
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ARRL Life Member Howard O. "H.O." Townsend, K5CX (ex-WA5MLT), of
Naples, Texas, died on May 30. He was 69. Townsend was a retired
software designer and a US Army veteran.

An Honor Roll DXer, West Gulf Division Assistant Director, and past
Section Emergency Coordinator, Townsend participated in the W1AW/5
Centennial QSO Party operation from Texas (12 meters SSB).

ARRL West Gulf Division Director Dr David Woolweaver, K5RAV, said
Townsend's obituary - which can be found on the web at, 

http://www.batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2545160&fh_id=13960 - 

fails to capture Townsend's importance as an advisor to him and to
past West Gulf directors.

"He was active in several clubs and continually promoted Amateur
Radio," Woolweaver said. "He leaves a big hole in the Amateur Radio
community."
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