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« on: November 29, 2012, 06:46:57 PM »

Dana Tremblay, WA1HUM, passed away early today.  

Dana started with us New Englanders/Northeasterners 75 meter AM "gang" back in the mid to late 60's.  

Dana and I grew up in the same town, I met him some 45 years ago.    

His wife Kathy will be planning a memorial service sometime in the future in Attleboro, Mass (the "hometown").  I will post notice here when I know


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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 07:07:06 PM »

Darn, I can't believe it.  RIP Dana.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 07:15:28 PM »

I lost one of my oldest friends in life early today. Dana Tremblay and I were kids on the ham radio when we met more than 45 years ago. Decades later we stood together at the Cape and watched a Space Shuttle carry his experimental payload into low Earth orbit. I'll never forget his tears of joy and tricking him into a sound bite for our launch story that night. Dana was both brilliant and frustrating, with a wonderful heart full of deep love for his childhood sweetheart Kathy, his adopted state of New Hampshire, flying along with everything from rocket science to the civil war history. We will miss WA1HUM, and his old sign off on the air - "this is HUM radio Attleboro"…73 old friend …

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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 07:21:59 PM »

Some photos...


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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 07:53:30 PM »

I don't think I ever met him in person but I did talk to him on the air over the years. Sorry to hear of his passing.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 09:23:47 AM »

Damn. 

We spent good hours on the radio.  TimTron tagged him Drayna.

He lived in my area for a while when he was at NASA-GSFC


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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2012, 09:51:05 AM »

Used to work Dana as a novice  back in 67' on 80 CW along with Warren (then WN/A1GUD), John (WN/A1GOS), Louie (WN/A1GSO), Steve (WN/A1HUD) and  many others, later on the same gang after school on 75 AM.  This hits hard. 

God Bless you and keep you Dana and your family...
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 11:41:56 AM »

Wow, sad news indeed! I used to work Dana years ago and he was very passionate about this country and the direction it is going. He also liked Saab cars of which we had many conversations. He disappeared from radio at least on AM and I never knew why he left? I can't remember if we ever meet at a ham fest but he certainly stood out from the crowd on AM.  Now this is the third brilliant person who was under 62 years old that has passed away in the last few weeks? What is going on?

I wish he would have stayed on the air as he was in my view,a person who had much to offer. Very sad and he will be missed.

RIP my friend.
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2012, 01:09:24 PM »

Very sad news.  Too many folks are becoming SK's in the last month or so.  I believe Dana was 60 years old.  I had many great QSO's with him in the 60's.  He got his ticket just a year after I did in 66.  Most of the kids back then just fired up the rig when they got home from school. I am not sure when the last time I talked to him on the air, but it appears from the comments that he was not active on AM in some time.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends who now have to deal with this loss.

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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2012, 02:02:21 PM »

Sad to hear this.  

Dana was one of the original 75M Teenage Net members from the sixties. As already said, it was an after school thang. He was also one of the early few who built up a full-blown 4-1000A plate modulated by a pair of 833A's in the 60's.  He had a great broadcash quality deep voice and sounded like a million bux.  The old timers didn't know what to make of these young punks getting on with huge, excellent-sounding signals...

I see he tried on my gag Mucus Member  - Channel 18 badge in one of the pictures posted... Wink

He's one of the originals - a very talented electrical engineer - and now another AMer who is gone... sigh.

RIP, Dana.


BTW, ever see the yearly published listing of famous people who have passed away? It's a group of stars in the sky with the departed names alongside. We might do something like that here every Dec 31st in honor of AMers passed on each year.  An AMfone version of  "Lest We Forget."


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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 02:38:32 PM »

R.I.P.

Most of these fellows who have passed on recently are not what I would call "old". Its scary.
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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2012, 04:41:56 PM »

Wow... I am really saddened to hear this news. I remember hearing Dana way back when I was a young SWL. I also spoke with him a couple times on 75 AM during the 1980's or sometime thereabouts.  I also remember chatting with him on 2 meters FM back in the early 90's.  In those days I was working in a skyscraper in Manhattan and I used to carry a small dual band HT to work so I could take advantage of the building's elevation.. One afternoon during lunch break I dialed in one of the local Manhattan repeaters and I put out my call sign. As soon as I unkeyed I heard Dana answering my call.  Apparently he was passing through the area on his way to Washington or somewhere in that vicinity and had just dialed in that repeater and heard my call sign.. In any event we had a nice chat,  That is the last time I remember speaking with him.

RIP Dana.

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« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2012, 05:21:05 PM »

So sad to hear of Dana's passing.  He was one of the original 20 or so youngsters on 75 meters, all about 18-23 at the time in 1969, I met when the "mob" welcomed me in.  Back then among us there was no mode war, some were slopbucketeers, some AM'ers, and many, like Dana, who ran and enjoyed both.  I remember he had a National NCX-5 like I did and he was generous with hints to get the most out of the rig.  In a lot of ways many of us went from adolescence to adulthood together.  Dana is only a few months older than me and his passing certainly helps me appreciate that life is precious. 

I agree with the previous poster who suggested that we reprise the call signs who are SK at the end of each year.

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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2012, 09:41:20 PM »

Can't believe how many of our fellows are leaving us............so sad.  RIP Dana.
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2012, 10:00:24 PM »

Dang, I know I know him but cant remember from where. Where did he work in the 60-80's?

Maybe I met him at National if it was pre July 69 and he had a NCX-5 problem.

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« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2012, 05:51:04 PM »

Some photos from the "wayback machine": 


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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2012, 06:00:42 PM »

Some more recent photos of WA1HUM (June 8, 1950 - November 29, 2012) and friends: 


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« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2012, 11:41:47 PM »

geez tell me it was not the cigarettes that did it.. I got to quit.
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« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2012, 10:50:53 AM »

Wow. Nice photos Jack - like a walk through time. Thanks for posting.
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« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2012, 11:41:20 AM »

My condolences to Dana's family & friends.

In the photo of the guys leaning against the VW, I recognize WA1HUM, but who are the others?

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« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2012, 12:04:45 PM »

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In the photo of the guys leaning against the VW, I recognize WA1HUM, but who are the others?

WA1HUM, WA1HLR, WA1GQE, WA1ION in front of Timmy's Rockport location. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2012, 12:23:12 PM »

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In the photo of the guys leaning against the VW, I recognize WA1HUM, but who are the others?

WA1HUM, WA1HLR, WA1GQE, WA1ION in front of Timmy's Rockport location. 

Hi Jack,

Thanks for posting all the great OT pictures!  The VW one with Dana and the Tron is my favorite.  Tim was about that old when he came to PA to visit me when I was WN3GMS. 

I had not seen any pictures of Jesse in a long time.  Crazy guy!!

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« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2012, 12:24:09 PM »

I have audio somewhere featuring PW Fallon and Tron detailing an exploding Slimatron© set off after a Rockport fest.
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« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2012, 01:29:30 PM »

I have audio somewhere featuring PW Fallon and Tron detailing an exploding Slimatron© set off after a Rockport fest.

Wow, I would sure like to hear that if you come across it in the HUZ audio vault. 

We need to preserve this stuff.  Bert, JYU is doing some excellent work in that regard.  I have miles of tape from the 60's and need to do the same before the tape falls apart.  It takes a lot of time especially if you do any editing.  I think I will just let the tape roll and get it into the digital domain. Editing can come later.... 

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« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2012, 10:31:21 PM »

Hi Folks,

I received word today from Kathy about funeral arrangements for Dana Tremblay, WA1HUM: 

There will be a funeral service for Dana on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Murray Universalist Church, 505 North Main St., Attleboro, MA   02703
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