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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX002 (2018)

ARLX002 Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE

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Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 16, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX002 Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE

Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE
(ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life
Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a regular
presence at Hamvention and ARRL EXPO and moderated the ARRL Forum.

During his time on The ARRL Board of Directors, Weaver served on the
Administration and Finance, Programs and Services, and CEO Candidate
Screening committees. Early in his years on the Board, Weaver was
one of the initial members of the Ad Hoc Committee on Grassroots

Within the Ohio Section, Weaver served as an Official Observer from
1997, and as a Public Information Officer from 1996. For about 10
years in the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote a column on Amateur Radio and
the public for the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Ham Call." Until recently,
he had served as an Official Emergency Station and an Official Relay

Weaver was active in disaster communication and worked closely with
the Red Cross in Cincinnati. A long-time member of the Queen City
Emergency Net, he was Communications Manager for the club in 1968,
and later served as its President in 1976. He was also active in
many other clubs in the Cincinnati area, including the Greater
Cincinnati Amateur Radio Association. Weaver was an ARRL VEC
Volunteer Examiner and a member of the ARRL A-1 Operators Club.

He served as a parish music director, and belonged to the Knights of

At the Great Lakes Division Convention last October, Weaver was
presented with the George S. Wilson III, W4OYI, Lifetime Achievement
Award, in recognition his selfless attitude, diversity of ham radio
interests, and outstanding contributions to Amateur Radio.

Weaver announced his retirement from the ARRL Board on July 7, 2014.
He was succeeded by Dale Williams, WA8EFK. The Great Lakes Division
is made up of Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.

Arrangements are pending.


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