The History of the W1CE Callsign
PLEASE DON'T FORGET THESE GREAT MEN THAT SUPPORTED AND SERVED THE PEOPLE IN NEED OF HELP. THEY ALSO HAD THE RADIO CALL W1CE.
Lewis K. Scott, SK
W1JBI / W1CE
By my elmer; Sunday, January 24, 2010 9:09 PM
I was looking for old friends and came across your call. My first elmer who gave me my novice test back in 1966 also held the call W1CE. I see you have him listed, Lewis K Scott. It brought back old memories and I thought you might be interested in knowing a bit more about him. When I knew him he actually had the call W1JBI but later asked for W1CE back in the 70's when extra class hams were allowed to request a 1X2 call. Before this there was no such program. He was an electrical engineer by trade and worked for General Electric in Lynn, MA for a period. My dad (a non-ham) knew him well from when they were both in college in the Boston area and so that's why he hooked me up with him for Novice testing. For quite some time he was a CW traffic handler on several ARRL NTS nets. He was active in the local Civil Defense program and was a veteran of WWII. He was also a family man with several daughters, one of my age whom I knew quite well. I'm not sure exactly when he passed on but I beleive it was around 2001 and unfortunately the use of his hands had been affected prior to this and had pretty much kept him off his beloved CW. He was a skilled op with a bug or keyer.
So thats all I have. Thanks for keeping my friend and elmers memory alive.
73 and God Bless
Randy N5RL, San Antonio, Texas
Robert M. Taylor, SK
AFA1JO / NA1Q / W1CE
United States Air Force
Military Affiliate Radio System
"Providing the reins of command in emergencies"
HUBBARDSTON NY- Robert M. Taylor, 59, of 70 Williamsville Road was stricken ill at home and died Thursday, December 23, 2004 in Gardner Hospital. He leaves his wife of 33 years, Susan B. (Brown) Taylor; two daughters, Karen L. Taylor of Worcester and Cheryl A. Cleary of Dudley; his father, Marland E. Taylor of Worcester; a sister, Barbara Reynolds of Worcester; a nephew and several nieces. He was born in Worcester the son of the late Mary (Obey) Taylor and lived 33 years in Hubbardston. Bob graduated from Worcester Boys Trade High School and was a Laboratory Technician in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he worked 37 years. He was an amateur radio operator and enthusiast for many years. His call sign was "W1CE" formerly, "NA1Q". He was a former FCC License Examiner and a member of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wireless Association, Boston Athletic Association, Blue Knights of Worcester and "Skull" National Honors Society. Mr. Taylor was a former Civil Defense Coordinator, a member of the Emergency Management Committee and the Board of Health, all in Hubbardston. His passion was motorcycling, snowmobiling and drag racing.
Alan M. Quell
N1JRU / W1AMQ / W1CE
The current holder of the W1CE callsign, Al is a resident of Stamford, CT and often assists with various emergency management departments in the county. Fond of APRS and building custom radio interfaces, he is a firm believer in inter-operability. Also an avid GeoCacher, he has over 200 finds to his credit.