This week's Spotlight is on Bob
Kurtz, W2CYO, from Mansfield, Ohio. Bob was first licensed
as a Novice in 1969 and currently holds an Advanced Class
Amateur Radio license. He has also held the call sign of
WA2CYO. He is a longtime member of ARMS and joined in 1971.
W2CYO station includes a Kenwood TS-430S transceiver, a
75-meter doublet, and an all-band vertical antenna.
especially enjoys net operation. He was the ARMS Eastern
Section Director for many years and was very active with
that group. He enjoys the 75-meter ARMS net and checks in
quite regularly. He used used to enjoy running overseas
phone patch traffic to the mission field. Of course, that
part of ham radio has greatly diminished in recent years
with the advent of the Internet.
was born in India and moved to the United States in 1937. He
spent two years in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of
Houghton College (1953) and Alfred University (1957). From
1958-69 he was employed by General Electric as a human
factors designer. He then worked at Xerox in the same
position until his retirement in 1989. In his positions he
was an ergonomic designer and worked in the engineering
department in the design of new products.
you can see from the beautiful picture above, Bob is a
multi-talented man. That's a sample of his many
paintings. He also enjoys woodworking, and doing
things outdoors such as hiking and canoeing. He has
even built a cedar strip canoe.
attends Berean Baptist Church and enjoys teaching the
Bible. He frequently teaches the men's Sunday school
class. He also helps Children's Services in renovating
homes in collaboration with his church.
his wife of 52 years, is the apple of Bob's eye. They
first met at Houghton College and today they have two
daughters and three granddaughters.
favorite Scripture verses, Bob lists Philippians
4:6-7: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in
everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
present your requests to God. And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding, will guard your
hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
POSTED ON 25-OCT-2006 ]
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