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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX006 (2015)

ARLX006 Southeastern Division Assistant Director Charles I. "Chuck"
Baer, W4ROA (SK)

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 6  ARLX006
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 10, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX006 Southeastern Division Assistant Director Charles I. "Chuck"
Baer, W4ROA (SK)

Long-Time ARRL Southeastern Division Assistant Director Charles I.
"Chuck" Baer, W4ROA, of Sunrise, Florida, died March 7 after a
lengthy illness. He was 74. An ARRL member, Baer had served three
ARRL Southeastern Division directors over the years.

"Chuck and I have worked together for over 30 years with local ARRL
affairs," said ARRL Southern Florida Section Manager Jeff Beals,
WA4AW. "He was very active in the Broward County Amateur Radio

Originally licensed KN9TVA in 1959 when he was 17, Baer worked at
Allied Radio in Chicago before moving to South Florida to work for
Motorola at the company's Plantation manufacturing facility.

"He led the team that produced the Amateur Radio gear for the Space
Shuttle program," said Beals. "Chuck was a founding member of the
Motorola Amateur Radio Club W4MOT and served as repeater trustee for
many years." Baer retired from Motorola after nearly 3 decades of

Baer was a member of the South Florida DX Association, the Broward
Amateur Radio Club, the Palmetto Amateur Radio Club, and the
Everglades Chapter 69 of QCWA. He was active on the Southeast
Florida Traffic Net. He belonged to the ARRL A-1 Operators Club and
served as an ARRL Official Observer for more than 50 years in
Illinois and Florida.

Survivors include his son Mark, KF4MXS. A memorial service will be
held Tuesday, March 10, at noon, at the Star of David Memorial
Gardens and Chapel, 7801 Bailey Road in North Lauderdale.


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