Jim Beller (KC8OKU) – Silent Key

Silent Key – Jim Beller (KC8OKU) On June 2nd we lost our good friend and fellow XWARN member, Jim Beller (KC8OKU). Jim was an army veteran, but he would be well described by the Marine Corps motto “Semper Fidelis” (Always Faithful). Those who knew Jim saw a man who was dedicated to family, church, and community. He was active as a leader in scouting for many years. Professionally, Jim was a computer systems analyst. His technical background and participation in scouting led to his obtaining an amateur radio license. In just a few years, Jim advanced to the highest license…

Gene Fischer KX8GCS/SK

Gene Fischer (KX8GCS) – Silent Key Our friend and fellow XWARN member, Sheriff Gene Fischer, KX8GCS passed away Tuesday evening, November 16. He was attending the Buckeye State Sheriffs Association convention in Sandusky and suffered a medical emergency which resulted in his sudden death. After serving with the Xenia police from 1983-2003, Gene served as Greene County Sheriff since 2003 and was well respected in the law enforcement community. He was a frequent visitor to public events and well-liked by all. After his involvement with Hamvention’s move to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in 2017, Gene earned his…