Another of BVRC's longtime and valued members is Walt, AF5XY (ex-N0BCS).

Walt and Jo have been Bella Vista residents since the 1980s, after relocating from Minnesota, where Walt was a master electrician.   We are saddened to learn that Walt has been diagnosed with cancer.   Among his many contributions, Walt and Bob, AC5LX, are responsible for providing our Club meeting and VE Testing location.

Word was received that Tuesday night, September 5th, our friend and fellow Bella Vista Radio Club member Walt Gaspord joined the ranks of honored Silent Keys.  Walt had been in hospice care in recent weeks, and was in his early 80s.  He and his XYL Jo moved to Bella Vista many years ago from Minnesota and was an early member of the former Bella Vist Repeater Group.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m., at Highland Christian Church.

Please remember the Gaspord family in your prayers. RIP friend!


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