N4PN, SK – 11/05/2019

Contester Paul Newbury, N4PN of Macon GA, SK. Paul passed of a heart attack on 11/5/2019. He’d been active in the Nov SS CW contest this past weekend.
I met Paul on the air several years before meeting him in person at Dayton Hamvention 2007. Me and K5ER were doing the Louisiana QSO Party as a rover. About 15 minutes before the contest started, I had called CQ and Paul answered. He asked what parishes we planned to activate in the 12 hours, and how much driving versus operating we were going to do. We exchange that info, and when the contest started, N4PN was the first call in the log for each parish as we drove our route. On the occassions we’d stop and set up a better antenna, Paul held the frequency for us and took lists for us; then he’d be first in the log and pass the list to us. It was a great day.
I wrote about that experience in 2005: www.qsl.net/w5wz/laqp05.htm
And here’s a great photo of me, K5ER and N4PN at Dayton 2009: hamgallery.com/dayton2009/d09016.htm
Another fine gentleman, and a friend now gone to the eternities.
73 Paul
from W5WZ

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