W8JKC Clyde

W8JKC Clyde

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W8JKC Clyde Blair
in 1959. Clyde was
one of the many 160
meter operators in
the early 60’s


One of Clyde’s
QSL’s was from Barry
Goldwater, a US
Senator and avid Ham
radio operator.


Chick, W8JR, was
very active on 160
meters. Napoleon
Ohio was consider DX
on 160 meters by
many Toledo Hams.
Chick, like Clyde,
was a heck of a nice

W8IQC Fred
Mahaney was a good
friend of W8JKC Clyde’s.
Fred and Clyde were
two of the first
stations I heard on


Clyde and his
son-in-law in 1993.



Clyde W. Blair,
87, of Perrysburg,
Ohio, passed away
Monday, August 15,

2005. Clyde was a
graduate of Waite
High School and was
employed by The

Eastern Weighing and
Inspection Bureau
for over 39 years,
retiring in 1979

as assistant
district manager. He
was a member of
Christ United

Church, Oregon,
Ohio, since 1949;
was a member of the
choir, and served as

church treasurer for
many years. He was
an active amateur
radio operator

since 1933 with the
call W8JKC. He was
born January 23,
1918, to William O.

and Myrtle L.
(Ramey) Blair in
Toledo, Ohio. On
November 19, 1938,

married Rebecca Jane
Williams in Monroe,
Michigan. He is
survived by his

loving wife of 66
years, Rebecca Jane
(Williams) Blair;
son, Robert (Nora)

Blair; daughters,
Susan (Michael)
Peart and Virginia
Blair (David

Jeffrey (Heidi)
Blair, Pamela
(William) Miller,

Bradley (Deborah)
Peart, Sally
(Richard) Linton,
Jennifer and Andrea

Nicholas Blair and
Lilian Linton; six

nephews and one
niece. He was
preceded in death by
his parents; son,

C. Blair; brother,
Theodore Blair, and
sisters, Hazel Emch,
Edna Blair, and

Myrtle Mauter.
Friends will be
received in the
Funeral Home,

222 E. South
Boundary, Perrysburg
(419-874-3133), from
2-8 p.m. on

Wednesday, August
17, 2005. Private
graveside services
will be in Fort

Cemetery. The family
requests, in lieu of
flowers, memorial
contributions be

made to Christ
United Methodist
Church, Oregon,
Ohio, or the charity
of the

donor’s choice. The
family would like to
extend a special
thank you to

Blakely Care Center
and their staff.