Chuck WD9GWG(sk) - November 5, 1930 - April 22, 2015
Photo: Rick W9WS
April 14, 2012 - Three Braun Boys have their new club t-shirts on for this photo taken after the April 2012 meeting in Balsam Lake. Two of Chuck's 3 son's are pictured above; L to R: Dale W9DKB, Chuck WD9GWG(sk) and Greg N9CHA. Glen KE7FZX, not pictured, lives in the Seattle, WA area. Chuck was one of the founding members of the PCARA and continued to support the club until his death in April 2015. He provided funds to the organization to upgrade to the latest in digital technology. The System Fusion repeater went on the air in 2015 due in large part to his continued efforts. Chuck served as President for several years, promoted the N9XH repeater building and installation, helped organize the club ham shack, worked with County officials to promote ARES/RACES, helped to organize the club's SKYWARN efforts and constantly recruited new members. Chuck was a member of the ARRL, was an avid PSK DX' er and enjoyed packet radio, satellite communications, ATV, RTTY, IRLP and many more modes of operation.
N9XH - Polk County Amateur Radio Association - 1732 Forest Circle - Balsam Lake - WI - 54810 - Info@N9XH.org