Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Milestones: Former ARRL Director, CQ Author, are Silent Keys


The ARRL reports that former Southwestern Division Director Art Goddard, W6XD, became a Silent Key on February 13 at age 78. Goddard was an electrical engineer who worked for Collins Radio and later, for Boeing, where he moved up to an executive position before retiring. He served two terms as ARRL Vice Director before being elected Director in 2001. An avid contester and DXpeditioner, Goddard operated the CQ World Wide DX Contest from 26 of CQ's 40 zones. He was licensed for 65 years.

CQ contributor L. Dennis Shapiro, W1UF, also became a Silent Key in February. Ironically, his most recent CQ article, in the January 2021 issue, was about a "bucket list" trip he'd made recently to St. Pierre and Miquelon Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the last remaining French possessions in North America.