N9NBC - October 9, 2010

Kenneth L. Knoff Sr.
Kenosha, WI
QCWA # 25100

Kenneth L. Knoff, Sr., 77, of Kenosha, died on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee.

Retired IBM Large Systems Field Engineering Specialist from IBM Corp. KANSAS CITY,MO TULSA BARTLESVILLE,OK, NORTHFIELD,IL (I started on the IBM 701 System,about 5,00 tubes.1956) WAS A ELECTRONIC TECH IN 197TH ORD UNIT DETACHMENT ON NIKE GM RADAR AND COMPUTER DURING KOREAN CONFLICT WORKED ALSO FOR BOEING ON FIRST 8 B52 TAIL RADAR.

FIRST LICENSED IN 1959,BARTLESVILLE,OK Hobbies are Ham Radio and associated electronics,

Quarter Century Wireless Association,

Severe Weather Watching,

Traveling by Motorhome (Mobile hamshack),

And almost any curious or interesting device or situation. REVISE 2008.01.15 2038 CST Rev: N9NBC - Tue Jan 5 23:38:13 1999


It's with deep sadness I read of the Kens passing.

I have a great many happy memories of conversations I've had with Ken over the years. We had a wonderful time together many years back at the auction for the closing of Radio Recyclers up in Milwaukee. I never knew a person could squeeze so much vintage electronics and parts into a Mercedes. Ken had his trunk and backseat full of stuff. His stories of the old IBM days were always a hoot.

We'll miss you Ken - Keep those tubes burning from the great beyond.

Don N9OO
On 10/11/2010 6:59 AM, Mark Swartwout, NX1K wrote:
> Dear friends,
>
> I just got an email from Willie saying that Ken Knoff, N9NBC, became
> a Silent Key on Saturday Oct. 9 2010. I don't have any more details.
>
> Ken will be missed. He was my sponsor in joining QCWA.
>
> Mark, NX1K
> Secretary/Treasurer QCWA Chapter 162