[AARA] Looking for old info

K5FNQ k5fnq at lusfiber.net
Fri Aug 23 07:57:17 CDT 2013


Group as an update to my request for assistance to help find the call 
letters of Scotty Bernard, the young ham radio operator killed in 
Hurricane Hilda while doing Emergency assistance -
I have been able to contact his niece and Godchild in Erath, La and she 
will be providing assistance.  From her email Scotty's mother is alive 
and I have asked her to try and find a QSL card or logbook or even a 
license.

I have also received a lot of help from QCWA members directly looking 
through callbooks, QST SK reports, and other areas and I wish to thank 
all of them.  That is still on going.

In addition I have received helpful contact from ARRL EC personnel and 
some of the OT's on this list..

I am really hoping that out of all of this we can confirm that he was 
licensed as a ham and find his call letters allowing ARRL to consider 
placing his name on the memorial at HQ.

Again thanks to all who helped and I hope to soon report success in this 
matter.

  Art K5FNQ

On 8/21/2013 9:02 AM, nick pugh wrote:
> Hi Art et all
>
> I had class with him and remember the incident. I also remember that the CD
> was located in the old jail on Main st and that building shaking.  A good
> resource would be Warren Parrin who probably can put you in touch with his
> parents.
>
> nick
>
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> Subject: [AARA] Looking for old info
>
> Group - Not sure if any of you saw the article in the new QST with mention
> about the memorial to ham radio operators killed while providing public
> service.
>
> My memory want back to 1964 and the tragic death of Scotty Bernard who was
> killed during Hurricane Hilda while in the CD facility in Erath,
>
> This is a link to the story
> http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/vpkids/vp/Erath/erathhistory/HurricaneHilda/Wakeof
> Tragedy.htm
>
> I am on a mission to get his name and call on the memorial but have hit a
> dead end on finding his call letters.  I am in contact with the author of
> the QST article and ARRL seems to think he was a CB operator.  My memory is
> otherwise.
>
> I remember Scotty (we were the same age and both at USL) coming by the local
> CD facility before heading to Erath to operate.
>
> So, if anyone remembers this and has any idea of Scotty's call or any other
> info please let me know
>
> Art K5FNQ
>
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> Louisiana Contest Club, DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed & CW) 5BDXCC, DXCC 10, 12,
> 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 Meters Originally Licensed 1960 - KN5FNQ
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K5FNQ Art Mouton k5fnq at lusfiber.net (or @arrl.net)
ARRL, QCWA, CW OPS, Louisiana Contest Club,
DXCC Honor Roll (Mixed & CW) 5BDXCC,
DXCC 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30, 40, 80 Meters
Originally Licensed 1960 - KN5FNQ




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