week we are pleased to spotlight Bob Hambly, WA7BYD, from
Grants Pass, Oregon.
was first licensed in 1964 as a Novice Class licensee with a
call sign of WN7BYD. He currently holds an Advanced Class
1989, Bob joined the ARMS Christian Fellowship Group, which
he says is his main interest in amateur radio. He had
discovered the group after meeting two hams (VE6CBI and WAØNPH)
in Glennappen, Alaska, who told him about ARMS. Charlie
(K7AQ) and Emil (W7FQ), who also live in Grants Pass, had
also told him about it. Bob enjoys the Northwest Section Net
every Thursday morning.
and his wife, Mae, have two grown children, Tom and Libby,
and four grown grandchildren, all working or attending
college. In 1978, Bob retired from the Josephine County
School District where he spent twenty-five years as an
administrator and teacher.
Hamblys attend First Christian Church in Grants Pass and
spend at least one night a week working (or herding
as he call it) about 80 kids during their activity night.
They feed the kids supper and then have other activities for
a group of disadvantaged kids in the area. He says, "At
our age, it really wears us out, but we do enjoy them
Bob enjoys many verses from the Psalms, he cites Romans
1:11-12 as his favorite verses. "I long to see you so
that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you
strong--that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged
by each other's faith."
POSTED ON 19-APR-2006; 23-NOV-2007 ]