Roode Radio Club
In Memory of Ralph J. Roode
Ralph (then W5EQ) and Dana (then
WA5YMV) operate the CQ 160
contest from W5RVT, Lake Texoma, Texas - January 1970
Roode Radio Club was created in memory of Ralph Roode, who held
Amateur Radio License K6VO. The club is
a family club with Ralph's Sons Dana (K6NR), Brian (NJ6N), and Malcolm
(KF6GZH), and grandson Chris (KD5TAA) its
licensed members. K6VO is put on the air during contests from K6NR's station in Phelan, California.
K6NR also operated as K6VO/5 from Bedias, Texas (K5NZ) in February,
Ralph was first licensed as W8SNJ in 1938 at the age of 16 in his
hometown of Donora, Pennsylvania. He later became W3SNJ when callsign
districts were realigned. He held many calls throughout his life,
including K3JJX in Maryland, W5OIC and W5EQ in Texas, and W8NH in Ohio.