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In Remembrance
W4BDC - Carlie Manion
Carlie Manion, W4BDC


In December 1996, Carlie was presented a beautiful plaque for "service rendered" for providing his call for the B.A.R.S. repeater.

Photo: David Whittle N4FND (right) awards Carlie with plaque.

Carlie was one of our club's founding members. He enjoyed RTTY and took part in sending ASCII (text) artwork over the air. One of his creations is shown below.

In the late 1970's the F.C.C. ceased issuing or renewing repeater calls. When the repeater call fell by the wayside, Carl Manion W4BDC stepped forward and volunteered his call... his pride and joy. Carlie felt it was necessary to take this task upon himself and for many years the call W4BDC graced our 146.70 repeater. Many times it was heard, "see you on the Bacon, Donuts and Coffee machine." When club calls were issued again in 1995, Carlie's call was "retired" and the repeater got an identity all its own.

Words cannot express the gratitude this club had for Carlie's unselfishly generous use of his call for many years. He faced liabilities that others feared and smiled the whole time.

Carlie and his wife Inez WA4VYD, as approved by the Board of Directors and ratified unanimously by the membership, became honored LIFE members of B.A.R.S. in December 1996.

THE ENERGY EVENT, ORIGINATED BY CARL, W4BDC, SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY - 1 JULY 80

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