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Long-time ARRL Kansas Section Manager Robert M. “Bob” Summers, K0BXF, SK


Former ARRL Kansas Section Manager Bob Summers, K0BXF, of Kansas City, Kansas, died on January 10. He was 86. Summers served as the Kansas Section Manager for more than 30 years — from 1965 until 1996. He subsequently served as the Kansas Section Emergency Coordinator from 2003 to 2012, and he’s held Field Organization appointments as an Official Relay Station and Official Bulletin Station.

A surveyor, Summers was the city street inspector for Kansas City, Kansas, during his working years. In addition to ARRL, Summers volunteered as a Boy Scouts of America leader and with the American Red Cross.

Summers also was involved in the Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) program, enjoyed HF mobile operation and CW. In addition to the ARRL and the QCWA, Summers was a member of the Jayhawk Amateur Radio Society.

Survivors include his wife and a son and daughter.




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