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:|
- 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.
From the first QCWA News Letter - Volume 1, Number 1, page 2, dated June 1952 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor
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
Office record for W4JXF assigned to Louisville, KY Chapter
From the QCWA Bulletin - Volume 4, Number 2, page 3, dated August 1955 - Ralph Barber, W2ZM, Editor.
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.