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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB011 (1999)

ARLB011 J. A. "Doc" Gmelin, W6ZRJ, SK

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 11  ARLB011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 12, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB011 J. A. ''Doc'' Gmelin, W6ZRJ, SK

Former ARRL Pacific Division Director Jean A. ''Doc'' Gmelin, W6ZRJ,
of Los Osos, California, died February 11, 1999. He was 71. An ARRL
Honorary Vice President, Gmelin, was Pacific Division Director from
1968 until 1978. He also had served as an assistant Pacific Division
director, as Santa Clara Valley Section Communications Manager, and
as an Assistant Section Manager for public service and external
relations in Santa Barbara.

First licensed in 1947, Doc was a past officer of the Santa Clara
County Amateur Radio Association, the Merced Amateur Radio
Association, and the Northern California Traffic Association. He was
active in the Southern California CW Net. He was a member of the A1
Operators Club and had been active in RACES.

He was a Life Member of the ARRL and a member of QCWA, as well as a
QST author and a Worldradio magazine columnist.

A graduate of San Jose State University, he served in the Naval
Reserve and later worked for several San Jose-area newspapers as a
photographer. Later, he taught electronics and math and was
audio-visual coordinator at a high school in Sunnyvale, California.
He also was an avid duck hunter.

Pacific Director Brad Wyatt, K6WR, reports that a combined Amateur
Radio and Masonic memorial service will be held Sunday, February 14,
2 PM PST, at the Los Gatos Memorial Cemetery, Los Gatos-Almaden
Road, Los Gatos, California.

Gmelin's wife, Caroline, K6BGM, is among his survivors.


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