July 9, 2014

 From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2014-021 - Charles 'Chuck' Dorian, W3JPT - Silent Key

It is with sadness we report the passing of Charles 'Chuck' Dorian, 
W3JPT, of Issaquah, WA, on June 20, 2014. Chuck was 93.

Dorian was elected to the QCWA Board of Directors in 1996 and served 
until 1999.

Dorian was licensed as W1LXO on February 6, 1939 in Natick, MA, and 
operated with home made equipment on 40 Meter CW and voice on 5 Meter.

After WW II he served in Coast Guard communications, was on numerous 
State Department delegations to ITU in Geneva supporting both 
maritime and amateur communications. Upon retirement from the Coast 
Guard in 1972, Dorian worked in private industry on maritime satellite service.

Dorian was ARRL representative in Washington, D.C. for 8 years, one 
of the fathers of the present maritime communication system and a 
founder and director of AMSAT.

Chuck served as a director of QCWA from 1996 to 1999, and was a Life 
Member of QCWA.


Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, QCWA Inc.