Vic was a member of FCG, an active contester and a DXer with CW being his favorite mode. He has operated from the Tortuga Club as ZF1KV, and also from the Bahama’s as C6AKV. Vic was an enthusiastic Ham, starting at an early age near St Louis, MO. He was from a family of Hams, Mother, brother and cousin while growing up in Mo. He relocated to S. Florida in 1984 added to his ham license credentials but keeping is Zero Land call.. Check out his QRZ.COM page, his personal story is pretty complete in the QRZ Biography.
Vic was well known for his expertise in Marine Communication circles and had a successful business serving the Marine electronics sector. I did not meet Vic until about 1998 when he and W4TZ showed up in my company Cubex Quads, then located in Davy, Fl, and wanted to buy a 2el Cubex HF Quad, and a 6m quad to be put up in Jupiter, W4TZ’s QTH at the time, and soon to be a fairly close neighbor as I was in the process of building a home and moving the company to Jupiter. They both in turn help me set up my tower when I finally moved in into Jupiter.
Vic was a Quad fan and was sure to bring his antenna for Field Day events. A good summary of Vic’s Amateur Radio, and Professional activity plus other interests he had. One item of interest was his rebuilding of his Cessna 172, one of his pride and joys.
I will remember Vic WA0USA as a enthusiastic ham, a great personality, always willing to help with antennas work, and just pleasant to be around him.
Written by Norm, W4QN