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Ken Buley, KY4DES
Ken Buley, KY4DES


Kenneth L. Buley, KY4DES became a Silent Key on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 around 4:00 AM due to a massive heart attack.

Arrangements were handled by the Hardy Close Funeral Home in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Internment was at the Bethany Cemetery on Dixie Highway.

Previously a Technician Plus with the callsign KE4AWY, Ken changed to the vanity callsign KY4DES in August 2004. He was serving as B.A.R.S. Public Information Officer and served as club Secretary for around ten years. Ken also enjoyed the club's Field Day activities.

Ken was also the ARES/RACES Emergency Coordinator for Bullitt County, the Bullitt County EMA Deputy Director and a Bullitt/Spencer Counties Red Cross ECRV Driver/Operator. He was a leadership volunteer within the Bullitt County Red Cross Service Center's Disaster team, an Instructor of their Emergency Communication Response Vehicle, DSHR member and First Aid Responder.

Ken assisted the Red Cross with Metro United Way Campaigns and helped in setting up the Command Center for the Bullitt County Red Cross. He also volunteered at the 2005 Sunshine Ride.

Ken held an electrical engineering degree and worked at General Electric as a Maintenance/Electrical Foreman. He was an active amateur radio operator and was in the process of coordinating amateurs to help out with the Fort Knox 5K Run the weekend of May 13, 2006.

Ken's presence will be missed by his friends, co-workers and the communities he served.

Photo: Ken shows us an RCA Radiola R.S. crystal receiver. It was released in May 1923 and only 4613 were made. This radio adjusts with a cat whisker. Just connect the ground wire to a hot water pipe, plug in the 2000 ohm headphones and you can receive any AM station in town.