Art Bell W6OBB is now a SK

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by WB8MF, Apr 14, 2018.

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  1. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...which was usually the point of the entire broadcast. :)

    After all, how many times did he have Ed Dames on to tell us that we were within a few years of the "kill shot?" It was no different than watching a disaster movie. Pure entertainment. The sign of Dames' "kill shot" was supposed to be that the shuttle was forced down by meteors or some other astronomical rockslide. The shuttle has now been decommissioned since 2011. Oops. :oops: But it was an entertaining story, nonetheless.
     
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  2. N0KEW

    N0KEW Ham Member QRZ Page

    i heard him a few times on 10 meters. Never could work him. Grew up listening to him, i am bummed man.
     
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  3. N6TPT

    N6TPT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Art's show was entertaining. Good for keeping you awake while driving in the middle of the night. And, I have him to blame for about 18 1/2 years (and counting) of number crunching for SETI@Home. :p
     
  4. K7MIX

    K7MIX Ham Member QRZ Page

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  5. K7LZR

    K7LZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    73s Art. May you find your peace. Prayers sent for you, your friends and family. May you find huge antennas, fantastic hamshacks and great signals forevermore.
     
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  6. N8QQE

    N8QQE Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I mistakenly got Scotty's call sign wrong... K7MIX is his call. I apologize. Also glad to see he was here on this thread in support of Art... cool stuff!
     
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  7. W5YZR

    W5YZR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just read of his death! I have listened to Art's show for many hours. It was one of the best things on radio. The callers were equally entertaining. I still listen to his old shows on youtube.

    Thanks Art and RIP....

    Will his death become a conspiracy?
     
  8. KV4BL

    KV4BL Ham Member QRZ Page


    Oh wow!!!! I had heard Wayne Green on his show before but I wasn't aware of that!!!! I would love to hear that show on replay!
     
  9. KV4BL

    KV4BL Ham Member QRZ Page

    I listened to Art from the mid-1990's into the 2000's. Like many, I was devastated when he would announce his departure from radio. He kept me awake on many a night of patrol when I was a cop, before retirement. Lot's of my co-workers were fans, too. My mother, who worked a typical 8-4 type job, would stay awake at night listening to his show. Of course, the next day, we would discuss it via telephone.

    I always hoped to work him on ham bands but sadly, that never happened.

    RIP, Art! Thank you for the wonderful shows and information.

    73,
    Ray KV4BL
     
  10. KI6JL

    KI6JL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Art Bell was a friend of mine. He was warm and opened his house to me several times. I miss him already.
     
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