Richard J. “Dick” Ballard was born in Detroit, Michigan, Dec 13, 1935. He was first licensed as WN8NGP while in high school. Dick married Naomi (KD7JZW) in 1965. He was an active member of OTVARC (Oregon Tualatin Valley Amateur Radio Club) and TERAC (Technology Radio Amateur Radio Club). Dick was a US Army veteran. He was an electronic engineer and worked for Boeing, University of Washington, Tektronix and Space Labs. With Dick’s passing I have lost a good friend and amateur radio lost a very good man.