Art Bell W6OBB is now a SK

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  1. W6QD

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    Rest In Peace Art

    Billy, w6qd
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  2. KB0EZY

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    I too listened to Art while working the late shift and I think I heard him on 75 meters once or twice but couldn't work him since I didn't have the antenna for that band.
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  3. KC7HDE

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    I listened to his program for many years and have had the pleasure of talking with him on 75 meters as well.
    Wonderful man, he will be missed.
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  4. N2NH

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    Rest in Peace Art. I used to listen most nights when I was on the overnight shift.
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  5. AD7SJ

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    Anyone else remember when Art "fixed" his laptop on the air by putting handgun rounds through it, or when he glued his lips shut. Boy I'll miss Art, truly stunned. 73 my friend
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  6. N8QQE

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    I loved Art's show, listened for many years. He was the best at his craft... no one could hold a candle to him when it came to the paranormal mixed with radio. His shows on UFO's, EVP's and remote-viewing kept me awake at night for many moons.

    I would monitor 28.460 when 1o meters was open as he tended to operate on or near there on many occasions. I tried so hard to get in contact with him via Ham Radio, but never succeeded. I will always regret not having done that as yacking with Art on Ham radio was a favorite target of mine as far as the hobby goes. I frequently heard Art talk to K6MIX when 10 was open. Made a nice contact with him/Scotty, but never Art... sigh.

    Used to dream of calling him on the show and saying; 'long time listener, first time caller'... I will definitely miss him.

    So long, Art. A legend in radio has passed on.

    PS - Coast to Coast is a great show... George Noory does a great job too... highly recommended.
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  7. K4FLH

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    Art is not dead. The mothership came and took him home. Enjoy the journey Art. We'll miss you.
    Bill K4FLH
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
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  8. W6LDX

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    Art Bell was a one of a kind person and broadcaster. I remember him lying on his back in his studio to help relieve his back pain. But he started a revolution that has gained momentum and shows no signs of slowing. George Noory does a good job as well as his guests, but Art Bell will never be equaled. Thanks to everyone who has made such positive comments about Art. My condolences to Asia Rayne Bell, Vincent Pontius Bell, Arthur William Bell, Lisa Minei Bell, and his wife, Airyn Ruiz Bell.

    "Art Bell served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam War and in his free time operated a pirate radio station at Amarillo Air Force Base. He would make a point of playing anti-war music (like "Eve of Destruction" and "Fortunate Son") that was not aired on the American Forces Network.[10]

    After leaving military service he stayed in Asia, living on the Japanese island of Okinawa where he worked as a disc jockey for KSBK, the only non-military English-language station in Japan. While there, he set a Guinness World Record by staying on the air for 116 hours and 15 minutes. The money raised there allowed Bell to charter a Douglas DC-8, fly to Vietnam, and rescue 130 Vietnamese orphans stranded in Saigon at the war's end. They were eventually brought to the United States and adopted by American families."
    (from wikipedia)

    Good-Bye Art
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  9. W0MSN

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    I stayed up so many nights listening to Art. He was the pioneer of paranormal talk radio.

    He would often get panic attacks before a show but after he got a cigarette lit and got the show going he was fine.

    I lost so much sleep listening to his show. I finally bought one of the versacorders that he used to advertise for the C Crane company. It had a clock and timer in it that you could set to begin recording at a specific time. It ran at a very slow rpm so you could record a full show on 1 tape.

    Art had a way of really controlling the show. Guests knew that he wouldn' take any crap.

    I'm still a coast to coast am listener but George Noory is really just a puppet for Premiere Networks. Art was captain of his ship.

    Will miss him. He was a ledgend!
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  10. KC8EQF

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    When did he pass?

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