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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX009 (2013)

ARLX009 Grant L. "Don" Carlson, KQ6FM (SK)

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Special Bulletin 9  ARLX009
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 25, 2013
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX009 Grant L. "Don" Carlson, KQ6FM (SK)

ARRL Life Member and Public Relations Committee Member Don Carlson,
KQ6FM, of Sparks, Nevada, died June 21, of complications related to
pancreatic cancer. He was 60.

Don was an active radio amateur and commercial radio broadcaster,
known as "Don Murray" during his days at Nevada and California radio
stations, where he usually hosted oldies and jazz shows. He ran a
broadcast production business, The Voice Shop, and did commercial
voice-over work for radio and television, including for ARRL
national radio and TV public service announcements.

Carlson served as District Emergency Coordinator for Nevada's
Northwest District, as well as Assistant Section Emergency
Coordinator, Section Emergency Coordinator, Public Information
Coordinator and Assistant Section Manager. In California he had
served as Santa Clara Valley SEC and as an Assistant Section
Manager, and as District Emergency Coordinator for Monterey County.

His voice occasionally was heard on Amateur Radio Newsline, the
weekly ham radio news webcast. In 2010 the ARRL Pacific Division
recognized his contributions to Amateur Radio by naming him "Ham of
the Year" at Pacificon. Carlson also served on the board of
directors for EMCOMMWEST, an annual ARRL specialty convention held
in Reno.

A celebration of life for Don Carlson will be held June 29, 10 AM,
at Sierra Bible Church, 3195 Everett Dr, Reno, Nevada. The family
requests that cards be mailed to Sierra Bible Church and memorial
donations made to a church or other charitable donation "to help
someone less fortunate than yourself."


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