Surviving Coal Miner is a HAM!

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    From today's email:

    Hello Fred,

    My name is Bernie,my call is WB3DJL and I'm in Western Pa. about 30 miles south of Erie.

    The reason for this Email is that I thought it might be better than trying to post on QRZ since 've never tried to do that before and I wanted to make sure this info got there.How better to accomplish that than to go right to the top?

    What I want to do is to let all the Hams that use QRZ know this:

    THE SURVIVING MINER IN THE WEST VIRGINIA MINING TRAGEDY IS A HAM. He is a Tech Class operator, his call is KC8VKZ. thought here is that QRZ would be the best way to let a large number of Hams know this, and maybe they would want to send the young fellow their best wishes for a speedy recovery. According to the news, he is improving daily and hopefully he will recover fully.

    If you could put this on QRZ, I would be very grateful. If you can't ,maybe I can get brave and try to post it myself.
    Bernie WB3DJL
  2. N9YRX

    N9YRX Ham Member QRZ Page

    It would be nice to send your QSL card.  His look-ups are up to over 10,000 so far.  I might make an impact if his hospital room were wall to wall QSL cards [​IMG]
  3. WB3DJL

    WB3DJL Ham Member QRZ Page

    QSL cards..what a great idea....I will try to get the hospital address for those that want to send cards. It will probably be some time before he will be able to read them, but it would be nice that they were there when he wakes up.
  4. AC7RG

    AC7RG QRZ Member

    The QSL card idea is excellent. I think we should all mail him a QSL card and a donation if we can do so. Excellent idea [​IMG] I mailed a get well QSL and a check for $100.00 to his home address.
  5. N0WNC

    N0WNC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know for a fact a lot of Hams are sending cards with a few dollars in them. I am sure the family can use the money as the Insurance companies are slow and the families bills go on. Thanks Dan
  6. KB9IBW

    KB9IBW Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is nice that this information has been posted. This would be a great time for Amateur Radio Operators to show support to a fellow Ham and his family.
    He will get a QSL from me, and from ARMAD.
    God Bless him and his family.  Keep the others in mind too, they are going through tough times also.  We could send them some support also.
    Great idea, and a great show of support!
    Please post the hospital address soon.
  7. K7SU

    K7SU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great idea on the QSL card.

    I really have to hand it to those coal miners....they were 2 miles underground when that happened. I get sweaty palms when I go down into my basement!

    God Bless them!

  8. M3KCK

    M3KCK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I knew everyone here has Compassion!

    Even though the Tech Class  licensee gets a bashing in the threads here on Qrz is it nice to know that when the chips are down Support is always forthcoming!

    I will be sure to send my Qsl card from the U.K when the details are made here as it seems a Great idea.
    I hope he gets well soon and my thoughts are with him and his family,
    Andrew   M3KCK

    edited on 09-01-06 @ 00.23hrs UTC for minor text errors.
  9. KE5GOB

    KE5GOB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have sent him a QSL to home in case the hospital address comes too late and they have to be forwarded to him at home. Thanks for the posts!
  10. N9ZXK

    N9ZXK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Looks like the other post was right about him being a ham..
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