Hail and Farewell: Bill Jones, KD7S, Leaves the ARS Sojourner
|By Richard Fisher, KI6SN, and Russ Carpenter, AA7QU
The ARS Sojourner
|In the lifetime of an organization such as the Adventure Radio Society, we can point to only a handful of people who have profoundly affected the course of our growth and development.
Bill Jones, KD7S, is in that rarefied air.
As one of ARS' longest tenured and most active members, he's proven over and over to be a prolific writer, operator, designer, builder and genuine lover of amateur radio. With ARS, Bill has truly "done it all."
It is the wise man, though, who knows when to say "when." And for Bill, "when" is now.
A gentleman of the first order, we consider ourselves blessed and honored to have had KD7S on the contributing editing staff of this monthly web magazine. He will be missed.
Readers of The ARS Sojourner over the years have had a smorgasbord of provocative, interesting and downright poetic offerings from KD7S. A morsel of his legacy can be found in the magazine's archives under its cumulative index:
His main interests are in QRP both CW and RTTY homebrewing and portable operation from field locations.
He has had multiple articles published in 73 Amateur Radio Today, Ham Radio, Ham Radio Horizons, and QST magazines, the latter awarding him the ARRL's prestigious Cover Plaque award. He is also a frequent contributor to QRP Amateur Radio Club International's QRP Quarterly and Northern California QRP Club's QRPp.
An award-winning builder, Bill is widely recognized as one of QRP's top homebrewers. He lives in Sanger, CA., and is employed by the City of Fresno as a computer systems specialist.
As a journalistic colleague, Bill will be sorely missed. Fortunately, as a friend, he will be only an electronic keyer paddle, a microphone or a computer keyboard away.
And we wish him all the best in his scaled-back life. He's certainly earned it.