QCWA's - The Old Man Flag of the Great State of Kentucky Louisville
Chapter 1a Louisville, KY
Chartered in the 1st half of 1952
In the 1953 QCWA Yearbook Forward, paragraph 6, President John Di Blasi, W2FX(SK) wrote:
1953 Yearbook Forward
which Louisville?
  • Chapter #1 in Cleveland was Chartered June 1, 1951,
  • Chapter #? in Louisville was Chartered after Cleveland and before the first QCWA News Letter in June of 1952.
  • Chapter #2 in Chicago was Chartered June 13, 1954.

There is no record at QCWA HQ that a chapter ever existed in any of the cities named Louisville in the US.
Those are in: AL - Barbour County ; CO - Boulder County ; GA - Jefferson County ; IL - Clay County ; KS - Pottawatomie County ; KY - Jefferson County ; MD - Carroll County ; MO - Chariton County ; MO - Lincoln County ; MS - Winston County ; MT - Jefferson County ; NE - Cass County ; NY - St Lawrence County ; OH - Adams County ; OH - Stark County ; TN - Lawrence County

I talked to Frank, W4AMJ(sk), Charter Member #13, he was on the Board of Directors in 1953. Frank has no recollection of this chapter.
I talked to Ralph, W2CVF(sk), Charter Member #23 and he doesn't remember anything about our lost chapter either.
Received: Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Subject: QCWA in Louisville

I have been a member since about 1974. To the best of my recollection, there has never been a QCWA Chapter in Louisville. But I may be wrong. There may have been someone who tried to start a Chapter in 1953, but I don't think there is anyone around today who can verify this.

Sorry I couldn't be of any help.

Charlie, W4OXX
From the first QCWA News Letter - Volume 1, Number 1, page 2, dated June 1952 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A

                              Assigned Members, (thus far):
QCWA #Call Name QTH
212 W4VP (sk) Milton Schwalbe Louisville, KY
448 W4JYR (sk)Darrell Downard Buechel, KY
600 W4BZS (sk)Russell Pelle Jeffersontown, KY
680 W4JXF (sk)Joseph Brownstein Louisville, KY

Application from W4JXF assigned to Louisville, KY Chapter
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A

Office record for W4JXF assigned to Louisville, KY Chapter
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A

From the QCWA Bulletin - Volume 4, Number 2, page 3, dated August 1955 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor.
The Lost QCWA Chapter 1A
added 7/14/2015 - NØUF

The Louisville Chapter is not mentioned in the April 1957 Bulletin, Volume, 6 Number 1 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor.
The Louisville Chapter is not included when the first Active Chapter List that includes chapter numbers is published in 1976.

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