While Bobby N3LL made it though the storm without any damage there were some trees down around his neighborhood. He got very lucky since the eye of Irma decide to curve around Englewood, FL. Click on a photo to see an full size image.
Our echolink connection has been fixed. Give it a try via our repeater at 147.030 Mhz or the Echolink node 147030.
Our Next Meeting
The next meeting of the QCWA Chapter 6 will be held on
Saturday, September 16th, and the doors open at Noon. We will be returning to our previous venue of:
Sciulli’s Bar and Grill
1562 Island Ave.
McKees Rocks, PA
Hopefully we will seeing some of our snow birds before they head out of town as we typically plan to break bread and swap stories. As usual, solicitations are made for presentations with a bribe of a free lunch. Volunteers please contact President Jack Buzon, KA3HPM, ahead of time for agenda sequencing.
Please note that we are meeting on the third Saturday of this month to avoid conflict with other events and the holiday.
Nate Firestone W3SVJ
FYI: The old KiloWatt newsletters have been recovered and restored to the website. Goto the newsletters page to get access.
Deacon Jack Layton, 76, of McMurray, passed away Friday, July 14, 2017.
Deacon Layton was retired from active ministry at St. Benedict the Abbot Parish, Peters Township, where he served since coming to the diocese in 1984. He was ordained for the Diocese of Joliet in 1981 and served at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Bolingbrook, Ill. He was incardinated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1997.
He worked as a certified broadcast engineer and consultant to broadcasting services. During his career, he worked at many radio stations in Pittsburgh, including KDKA as engineering manager. He received his Amateur Radio License in 1954 and broadcast under the calling name “W9UK.”
Deacon Layton was an avid reader and passionate about literature. Over the course of his life, he published several books and articles.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine; a daughter, Judith Layton Jones; a son, Christopher Layton and fiancée Julia Marple; a grandson, Aiden Marple; two sisters, Kathleen DeCesari (Charles) and Patricia Clark (Jack); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a sister, Mary Hennessey (Fran survives), and a brother, Paul Layton (Michele survives).
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 2 p.m., the time of Mass, Friday, July 21, in the chapel of St. Benedict the Abbot Church, Peters Township, with Bishop William Winter as celebrant. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Arrangements are entrusted to Beinhauer Funeral Home, McMurray, 724-941-3211.
The family asks, due to allergies, donations be made to at www.diabetes.org.