Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by NE2X, Dec 7, 2016.
Is this true about Seymour?
Sadly, it does appear so:
So sad, the Hobby lost a good person and a Great Ham.....RIP Seymour
Very sad news. I learned a lot from him just by listening. RIP OM.
Thanks for the many QSO Seymour 73 de Dave
I echo your words Vito !! Seymour was my wife's 1st radio contact as an amateur. This is a Huge Loss !!
We will Miss You Seymour; Lawrence and Jeanette (VA7LTX & VA7JTX)
Will surely miss his regular voice on air too. One of the few US contacts I had was with him.
I will miss his voice in the mornings on 20m. RIP Seymour!
I never had the pleasure of meeting Seymour in person but characters like him became on-the-air icons for me. He was a classic DX rag-chewer with a big signal and a commanding yet friendly tone that was a defining landmark on 20 meters.
Recollecting, it's hard to not lapse into a parody of him "...calling "CQ via the long path..."! "W6 Charlie Charlie Papa" will be missed.
Fortunately there is quite a rich collection of recordings of his QSO's by hams and even SWL's on YouTube. This is one of my favorites,
73 de John WØPV
Seymour was especially helpful to me. He helped me get my ZD9 QSO! The ZD9 was very poor copy at my house, but excellent with Seymour and his magnificent antenna! So Seymour helped me work him for a ATNO!!! I would NEVER had made the contact without the very HELPFUL and Caring from Seymour!!!
BLESS HIM!!! RIP!
His booming signal will be missed. Many many times I heard no other station on 20m except Seymour working long path!
I was very saddened to learn the passing of Seymour W6CCP .He was the voice of America ,his knowledge and respect for other operators was supreme.His signals were awesome coupled with the tone of voice made him one of the All time greats, a master of the hobby which we have lost.To his family and friends I send my sincere condolences America has lost another great son .The hobby was blessed with his presence .R.I.P. Seymour best 73`s
Rest in Peace Seymour you will be greatly missed in the Ham World!
Dr. Seymour Lesonsky, W6CCP Memorial Page
A personal campaign sponsored by Rick Spiegel
Dear Ham Radio Friends,
Thank you for visiting the Dr. Seymour, W6CCP fundraising page. Please join me to support the lifesaving mission of Doctors Without Borders IN HIS HONOR!
Seymour Lesonsky, MD, age 86, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Sunny Rose Glen in Menifee, CA. He was born on November 13, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Lesonsky “Doc” practiced medicine in Anaheim, Rancho Mirage/Palm Desert, and Anza, CA during his 58-year career. Doc had many diverse interests and hobbies from fishing, amateur (ham) radio, farming (including pigs, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and pumpkins, etc.), classical music, piano, and most recently solar technology.
In 1977, Seymour moved his family to Anza where he enjoyed an unprecedented reputation as one of the strongest ham radio signals in the world. Everyone knew Whiskey Six CHARLIE CHARLIE PAPPA.....
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I started out with a YAESU FRG-7 and heard Seymour W6CCP on 20 meters at 14.200 in the morning here in Arlington, Texas. I wrote to him in April 2015 and he send me his qsl card. He will be missed by many ham's around the world. 14.200 will never be the same without you. 73, Albert Little N5APL