Jim Stafford W4QO - SK

James Stafford W4QO - SK  12/28/2021

Past QRP-ARCI President, QRP Hall of Fame 2010

QRP-ARCI learned today that Jim Stafford W4QO has become a silent key.  Jim Stafford is a past President of the QRP-ARCI, and is a member of the QRP-ARCI QRP Hall of Fame since 2010.  Jim never missed a FDIM event, so many of you have met and and talked with Jim over the years.  Jim was also named Ham of the Year at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention. One of Jim's proudest achievements was working 100 countries each, on 5 bands, running QRP. Jim is Peanut #1 and one of the founding members of the Northern Georgia QRP Club (NOGA), and in 2014 Jim worked with Mill Springs Academy Radio Club WA4MSA and taught an electronics class where they all built NM0S/Dave's simple crystal radio. They ALL WORKED! Jim was licensed over 60 years, starting out on the family farm in Shelbyville Indiana, Jim went on to Purdue University and earned a graduate EE degree, ending up as a Sr. Manager for Bell South and retiring in 1994.  The QRP community has lost a great advocate and friend.

QRP Hall Of Fame

QRP Hall Of Fame inductees are usually announced at FDIM (Four Days In May) and in the July issue of QRP Quarterly - Updated May 2020.

Applications will be open for nominations to the QRPARCI Hall of Fame.  There is no special form or application, and nominations may be made by individuals, clubs, or even the nominee him/herself.  

David Cripe NM0S, President QRPARCI

Members QRP ARCI Hall of Fame


Chuck Adams, K5FO/K7QO (1998)   Doug Hendricks, KI6DS (1997)
Brice Anderson, W9PNE (1996) (SK)   George Heron, N2APB (2001)
Rich Arland, K7SZ (2002) (SK)   Craig Johnson, AA0ZZ (2013)
Dave Benson, NN1G (1999)   Pete Juliano, N6QW (2015)
Harry Blomquist, K6JSS (2008) (SK)   Martin Jue, K5FLU (2009)
Fred Bonivita, K5QLF (2007) (SK)   Bill Kelsey, N8ET (2004)
Jay Bromley, W5JAY (2012)   Ian Keyser, G3ROO (2004)
Michael Bryce, WB8VGE (2000)   Hank Kohl, K8DD (2007) (SK)
Wayne Burdick, N6KR (1998)   Jim Kortge, K8IQY (2002)
George Burt, GM3OXX (1996) (SK)   Zack Lau, W1VT (2014)
Rick Campbell, KK7B (2009)   Roy Llewellyn, W7EL (1992)
Jim Cates, WA6GER (1998) (SK)   Rick Littlefield, K1BQT (1996)
L. B. Cebik, W4RNL (1999) (SK)   Bill Meara, N2CQR(2016)
Arnold (Arnie) Coro, CO2KK (2003)   Peter Parker VK3YE (2021)
Dave Cripe, NM0S (2014)   Tony Parks, KB9YIG (2009)
Mike Czuhajewski, WA8MCQ (1997)  

Dick Pascoe, G0BPS (1997)

Tom Davis, K8IF (1996)   Randy Rand, AA2U (1992)
Doug DeMaw, W1FB (1992) (SK)   C. F. Rockey, W9SCH (1996) (SK)
Drew Diamond, VK3XU (2013)   Bob Rosier K4OCE (2018)
Rev. George Dobbs, G3RJV (1992) (SK)   Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ (2005)
James Duffy, KK5MC (2007)   Jim Stafford, W4QO (2010)(SK)
Ken Evans, W4DU (2008)   Hans Summers, G0UPL (2009)
Joe Everhart, N2CX (2000) (SK)   Dan Tayloe, N7VE (2013)
Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE (2016)   Gus Taylor, G8PG (1998) (SK)
Graham Firth, G3MFJ (2003)    Joe Taylor K1JT (2021)
Tony Fishpool , G4WIF (2003)   Steve Weber, KD1JV (2004)
Terry Fletcher, WA0ITP (2012)   Adrian Weiss, W0RSP (1996)
Dieter (“Diz”) Gentzow, W8DIZ, (2005)   Vern Wright, W6MMA (2020)(SK) 
Paul Harden, NA5N (1999)   Peter Zenker, DL2FI (2001) (SK)
Ed Hare, W1RFI (2014)    Kevin Zietz, VK5AKZ (2012)
Rex Harper, W1REX (2010)  


Wes Hayward, W7ZOI (1996)    
Dave Ingram, K4TWJ (2010) (SK)    


QRP Frequencies

Center of Activity

These are not Calling Frequencies, they are Centers Of Activity - places where QRPers are likely to be found.

Of course, you may operate QRP anywhere that your license allows. If you have a VFO, then use it - but check around the QRP Frequencies on a regular basis.

Table of QRP Frequencies

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