Jim was licensed as W7LVN in Eugene Oregon with a Class A License in 1946. His first rig used a pair of 807s and his first QSO was on 80 Meter Phone. Jim was a member of ARRL, QCWA, OOTC, AWA and AMSAT.
He graduated from The University of Oregon in 1946 with a degree in Biology. He was self employed since 1950 and retired from his Insurance Agency in 1991. Jim was the QCWA General Manager from 1991 until 2003. Then he took over as Scholarship Chairman after Leland Smith Sr, W5KL became a Silent Key.
I first met Jim at the Kansas City QCWA Conventions in 1997 and had the pleasure of working closely with him when I took over as webmaster. He was a tireless worker, totally dedicated to QCWA and an all around Good Guy. 73 Jim, RIPBob Roske, NØUF
[from the Eugene Register Guard, Saturday, September 11 -- Jim served QCWA and ran the Eugene office until his health forced him to quit recently]
James Walsh - W7LVN(SK)
A celebration of life will be held Sept 25 for James Cordon Walsh, who died Sept 4 of respiratory failure from lung disease. He was 82.
Walsh was born Oct 18, 1921 in Portland to James Emory and Nora Cordon Walsh. He graduated from Roseburg High School in 1939 and enrolled at the University of Oregon where he began working his way through school as a lab technichian at the Eugene Hospital.
His studies were interrupted while he served as a Navy hospital corpsman during World War II. He was stationed for a time at Samarai Island, Papua New Guinea with a flying boat squadron and particitated in the Central Pacific campaign. He was with the first occupational forces to enter Japan at the end of the war.
He graduated from the UO, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. After college he worked in the radio industry and was involved in the creation of several radio stations. He met Janet Kelsey at KUGN, and they married in 1956. They later divorced. He then married Patricia Robertson, who died shortly thereafter.
He was an independant insurance agent in the Wintler-Walsh Insurance Agency for 40 years. He then became the general manager of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, a nationwide group of ham rado enthusiasts. He held that position for 12 years until shortly before his death.
He was a life member of the National Riifle Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wasr. He helped build the Veterans Memorial Building in Eugene and served on the local draft board during the Vietnam War. He was active in the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Valley Radio Club and the Willamette Valley Arms Collector's Association.
He enjoyed woodworking, electronics, photography and computers. In 1999 he fulfilled a 50 year wish to return to Papua New Guinea.
Survivors include two sons, James and Warren, and a daughter Anna, all of Eugene; and two grandchildren.
A celebraton of life and gathering of friends will be held from 2pm to 5pm Sept 25th at the Veterans Memorial Bulding, 1626 Willamette St. Memorial contributations may be made to the Veterans Memorial Association.
Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of creamation.From the 11 Sept paper, forwarded by Jan Hayter and Arch Doty, W7ACD
Jim and Jan - Summer 1995