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Title: W1LO SK
Post by: W1JS on May 13, 2022, 01:32:15 PM
These notices are getting all too frequent these days... 

I learned today that Warren Stiles, W1LO (fka WA1RLO) passed away recently.  Warren lived here in the same town as me (Weare, NH).  I had known Warren for about 50 years.  Occasionally I used to see him down at the local post office. Unfortunately, I do not get on 75 meters these days and have not chatted with him on the air in a long time.  I usually see him at NEAR-Fest, but missed him at the recent NEAR-Fest. 

RIP OM,
Jack Sheehy (OBJ)
W1JS (fka WA1ALM)


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: W1IA on May 13, 2022, 02:34:26 PM
These notices are getting all too frequent these days... 

I learned today that Warren Stiles, W1LO (fka WA1RLO) passed away recently.  Warren lived here in the same town as me (Weare, NH).  I had known Warren for about 50 years.  Occasionally I used to see him down at the local post office. Unfortunately, I do not get on 75 meters these days and have not chatted with him on the air in a long time.  I usually see him at NEAR-Fest, but missed him at the recent NEAR-Fest. 

RIP OM,
Jack Sheehy (OBJ)
W1JS (fka WA1ALM)
I’m heartbroken. I just saw Warren at Nearfest. 😢
Brent W1IA


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: W1ITT on May 13, 2022, 08:34:18 PM
Warren is an example of a young fellow who took an interest in radio and electronics, pursued education and made a good career out of it all.  He worked in industry but mostly in communications, most recently taking care of mountaintop stations for the Gummint.  He knew what was in his radios and could fix them and had a wide range of interests within amateur radio.  Since his retirement he was developing his old buzzard skills and could rant away with the best of them.  Warren was a practicing Seventh Day Adventist, a group which holds Saturday as their holy day.    This was why he'd come to Hosstraders or Nearfest on Friday only.  That alone oughta be worth something when he got to the Pearly Gates.   Last month I had a work stopover in Guam at Adventist World Radio and had brought back a photo card showing a couple short wave curtains that I had worked with on a previous trip.  I'd hoped to pass it along to Warren at Nearfest but that just didn't happen. 
73 de Norm W1ITT


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: W1NB on May 13, 2022, 09:11:13 PM
This is so sad. I saw him briefly at NEARFest and spoke to him on the air a day or two later. He was a regular on 3705 in the morning but I’d not heard from him all week. He will be greatly missed.

Scott, W1NB


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: kf2vm on May 14, 2022, 06:32:18 AM
Wow, this is a shock. We hadn't heard him down on 3705 in a bit, so we thought he was playing with his new IC7300. (On the upper bands.)
 Just,..no words.


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: WBear2GCR on May 14, 2022, 08:14:21 AM
I missed running into him at NEARFEST, which we then discussed on the air...
and I noticed that he was not on the air for a few days...

Anyone have a picture of Warren??

                               _-_-


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: W3MMR on May 14, 2022, 08:23:51 AM
Man... All too frequent is right.

Perry


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: wy3d on May 14, 2022, 08:28:20 AM
Warren and I were first licensed around the same time in the mid 60’s. 
Very knowledgeable and I can’t begin to enumerate the number of times we have worked over the years


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: K2AEP on May 14, 2022, 09:44:33 AM
This is Sad News, I have Known Warren since the early Seventies when He was Working in the Keene Area for Motorola.I Spoke with Him often usually on the VHF spectrum. I Remember His former Wife Pam, when She and Warren Divorced, Pam left the Church and Warren remained a devout Parishioner up to the Time of His passing... We will all Miss His dynamic Personality.


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: AJ1G on May 14, 2022, 10:08:30 AM
What a shock.  I had a very short drive exchange by with Warren as I drove past his spot on the way into Nearfest. Sadly, I did not get back down later on in the day to spend more time with him.  Enjoyed his company over the last several years on 3705 in the morning.  God Speed Warren…you are missed.


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: AJ1G on May 14, 2022, 03:57:29 PM
Here’s a picture of Warren taken by Kevin K2XAM at last October’s Nearfest.  Love that hat Warren! 



Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: w1vtp on May 15, 2022, 09:09:49 AM
Sad to say Warren was not in the best of health.  He visited me a few years ago and we discussed several of his health issues.  We'll miss his presence on 75

Al


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: W2TRH on May 15, 2022, 07:11:03 PM
What a loss, such a nice guy, he will be missed for sure. I did speak with him at Near Fest, i remember last year at Near Fest we had some fun with a few Radio Shack Space Patrol walkie talkies, had fun re-living our Childhood for sure.


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: K1JJ on May 17, 2022, 11:15:23 AM
We are losing a unique personality... a funny guy always laughing and having fun.  

I've known Warren from back in the early 1970s on 75M.  He was a regular from "NoWeare"  NH.

Rest in peace, Warren.

T


Title: Re: W1LO SK
Post by: Tim WA1HnyLR on June 01, 2022, 06:39:43 PM
I have not posted anything on amfone for some time. I was one of the first to know. Jack,W1JS called the house and talked to my wife ,Marce. It hit her hard. I was out at the time. When I returned she told me the news, it was another punch to the gut. Too many of us are leaving. Yesterday Jack sent us an E mail RE: a sale of Warrens gear. The event is from 9AM til 1PM on Saturday June 4 at his home in Weare N.H. I am unable to be there, being that is on short notice. It is being handled by K1BKE CVRC radio club on behalf of Dale Clement AF1T. There are a few items I might want but, I would like to see it all go to those that want it. He  had the following: Heapshit gear.Cheyenne XMTR some what modified, Comanche RX with 6Khz FT101-E filter, HR 20 RX( he got that from me)and the matching transmitter ( Slopbucket mobile gear). HQ 110 RX with improved audio.Also a homebrew transmitter made up from a paging transmitter with a 4-400 in the PA. A rack mount DX 60 is used as the RF exciter. Power supply is half voltaged(bridge rectifier) to reduce power as an rf exciter. The modulator is a pair of 811s driven by a modified Heapshit Hi Fi mono audio amplifier that I did up using a Valiant mod xfmr to drive the 811s Mod XFMR is a BC 610 piece he got from me.He never really got it up and running as his vision was very poor, working on the gear is a real challenge Other equipment is a Warrior, SB 220, Drake L7 and an almost new Icom 7300.Other pieces are a Johnson Kilowatt Matchbox as well as a 275 watt Matchbox. I am sure there is more.The last time I visited Warren was about 15 years ago. Hopefully the equipment will find good homes. That's it...............................................................................Tim WA1HnyLR
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