Dick Flanagan

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Charles Richard "Dick" Flanagan, K7VC, in May 2024. Dick's journey in amateur radio began in the summer of 1961 as WV6TEI, and over the decades, he was also known as W6OLD, WA0WZY, and WA6TEI. Throughout his illustrious career, Dick co-founded and chaired the Minnesota Repeater Council, the Southern California Repeater Association, and the Carson Valley Radio Club.

Both Dick and his wife, Melissa, KK7AA, are ARRL life members. He was honored with the ARRL Excellence in Recruiting Award, served as the ARRL Nevada Section Manager from 2003 to 2008, and chaired the ARRL VHF Repeater Advisory Committee.

Dick held a Master's degree in Computer Science from USC and enjoyed a 40-year career as a software engineer. He passionately enjoyed aviation as an Air Force veteran, freelance commercial pilot, and flight instructor.

Dick's legacy in the amateur radio community will be remembered fondly by all who knew him. His enthusiasm, dedication, and generosity of spirit touched many lives, leaving a lasting impact on the hobby he loved so dearly.

73, Dick. You will be missed, but your signal will forever resonate in our hearts.

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