Robert (Bob) Lewis WA5ONL (Previous callsign WB5FDF)- SK

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Robert (Bob) Lewis WA5ONL (previously WB5FDF) on Wednesday morning, August 17, 2022. Bob passed peacefully while asleep in his living room chair.

Bob was an active member of the DARC back in the 1970 and 1980’s. He taught a number of morse code classes.

(Note from James N5BKL who remembered him): Bob was very active in the DARC. He was the Technical Officer and maintained the W5FC repeaters. He was also one of the teachers of the classes that taught amateur radio twice a year at Love Field and at Electronic Center. He was employed at TI as an electronic engineer. Bob mentored many young hams throughout his career and hobby. He will be missed by many.

Bob was also the brother one of our current members David Lewis AC5DL.

Please keep the Lewis family in your thoughts and prayers.

73 Bob, you will be missed!

Carolyn Womack KC5OZT – SK

Carolyn Womack KE5OZT

It is with great sadness that the DARC shares with you that Carolyn Womack, KC5OZT,  went silent key Sunday morning, May 05, 2019, after a battle with cancer.  Carolyn was longtime member of the DARC and very active in DARC nets and ARRL NTS – as a past Section Manager and active participant.  (See below for details on her service).

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N5IAG – Silent Key

The DARC family and friends mourns the passing Chuck Thompson N5IAG(SK).

Information on Chuck’s funeral services and burial is now available:

Sunday, March 24th, at Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 S Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX  75081
1:00PM to 2:00PM – Public viewing
2:00PM – Funeral Service 
3:00PM to 4:00PM – Reception

Monday, March 25th, at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX  75211
1:15PM – Burial with Military Funeral Honors

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SK K5WLQ Jim Heye

It is with great sadness that I share the following information with you:

Dear Friends,

Our dad Jim went to be with the Lord on October 18th. He fought cancer for 18 amazing years.

Please join us for his celebration of his life on Sunday, October 29th from 2 – 4 at Jim’s home at 1710 Woodoak, Richardson, TX.

A small graveside service will be held in San Antonio at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to either the American Cancer Society ( or The American Radio Relay League (

Keri Ellis and Christi Heye

On a personal note, I met Jim shortly after becoming a member of the DARC in 2006.  Jim, Tom and I became good friend and we enjoyed talking with him and visiting him in his home and going out for a dinner with him a couple times a year.

Jim K5WLQ joined the Dallas Amateur Radio Club on December 31, 2003.  Jim was always willing to help anytime we contacted him looking for advise or with a need.  Jim was a large donor in supporting the DARC when we were building the DARC Communications Trailer. He was also helpful in helping the club sell equipment on E-Bay and care of all the work in selling/packing/shipping products.  Jim was a great friend!

Anyone who knew Jim, knows he never complained about his long illness, in fact, he did not like discussing illness but would rather look on the bright side.

73 Jim K5WLQ!  You will be greatly missed.

Randy Patterson



Memorial Service for Bill Krueger, AE5BK

A memorial service for club member Bill Krueger, AE5BK, will take place at 2 p.m. this coming Wednesday, January 25, at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas.

William L. “Bill” Krueger was born May 8, 1941, in Woodstock, Illinois. He passed away January 13, 2017, in Reggio di Calabria, Italy. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Sue Krueger (nee Golladay); his parents, Leroy and Gracia Krueger; and his sisters, Judith Kranz and Cynthia Sue Bailey. He is survived by his four children and his long-time companion Louisa Weigler, as well as her family.

More information is available from the attached flyer.

Silent Key – W5JBP – Jim Haynie


ARRL President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, of Dallas, Texas, died on November 1, 2016 He was 73. His death followed a period of ill health. Haynie was elected as the 13th President of ARRL on January 21, 2000, succeeding Rod Stafford, W6ROD (ex-KB6ZV). “Jim was a remarkable individual who made a huge personal commitment to Amateur Radio and the ARRL,” said ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. “He had a great sense of humor that was often quite helpful as we addressed some serious matters when Jim was President. His vision guided us to try new things that are still helping Amateur Radio and the League to this day.” A radio amateur for more than 40 years, Haynie was twice re-elected by the ARRL Board to the ARRL’s top volunteer office, serving until January 2006, when Joel Harrison, W5ZN, succeeded him. Prior to assuming the ARRL presidency, Haynie was ARRL West Gulf Division Director during two different periods — from 1987 until 1990 and from 1997 until 2000, and an ARRL Vice President from 1990 until 1992. During his 6 years as president, Haynie focused on promoting Amateur Radio in the classroom, and his ARRL Amateur Radio Education Project — which he dubbed the “Big Project” — was an initiative to offer a turnkey Amateur Radio curriculum as well as radio equipment to schools. His project eventually grew into the ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP). A gregarious and accessible individual, Haynie was also skilled at promoting Amateur Radio as often as he could, frequently on the road to attend as many ham radio gatherings as he could squeeze into his schedule, including Dayton Hamvention each spring. Once, he was also a guest of Art Bell, W6OBB, on his Coast to Coast AM overnight radio talk show. On several occasions, Haynie traveled to Washington, DC, to meet with FCC and other government officials and with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to promote Amateur Radio issues and to communicate concerns. Those included the League’s position on deed restrictions or CC&Rs. During his tenure, the Amateur Radio Spectrum Protection Act and the Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Consistency Act — an early bill to address the CC&R issue — were introduced in Congress. In 2003, Haynie testified on Capitol Hill on behalf of the Spectrum Protection Act. Not long after he became president, Haynie arranged for the gravely injured 13-year-old Willem van Tuijl — shot by pirates while cruising in the South Pacific with his parents Jacco, KH2TD, Jannie, KH2TE, van Tuijl — get medical treatment in the US. After the 9/11 terror attacks, Haynie rallied radio amateurs to assist, and he praised the actions of Amateur Radio volunteers who turned out in New York City and Washington, DC. “Radio amateurs in New York City and elsewhere around the country are doing everything they can to support the authorities in locating and assisting victims,” he said in the immediate aftermath of the attacks. A few years later, Haynie provided written testimony on Amateur Radio’s response in the Hurricane Katrina disaster to the US House Government Reform Committee. In 2007, after he had left the presidency, Dayton Hamvention® named Haynie as its Amateur of the Year. Hamvention said Haynie’s League leadership “helped define Amateur Radio’s role in emergency communication.” Among other highlights of Haynie’s tenure as the League’s president was the signing of a Statement of Affiliation between the Department of Homeland Security in 2003, which made ARRL a Citizen Corps affiliate. The following year, he headed an ARRL delegation to the White House to discuss concerns about broadband over power line technology, meeting with an official of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In 2013, the ARRL West Gulf Division honored Haynie with a Lifetime Achievement Award.