In Memory of Jim Riedel


Jim Riedel, K6EEE, Silent Key

We report with great sadness that our Deputy Radio Officer and dear friend Jim Riedel, K6EEE passed away November 19th, 2022. Jim provided outstanding leadership, knowledge, and encouragement to our RACES Team. In addition, Jim was a vital member of the Laguna Woods Village Disaster Preparedness Task Force and during a disaster, Jim would serve as the Radio Officer at the Village Emergency Operations Center. Jim was a Past President of the Laguna Woods Amateur Radio Club and past Membership Chair for the South Orange Amateur Radio Association (SOARA).

Jim loved amateur radio and held an Amateur Extra Class License. He served as an Elmer (coach & teacher) to anyone that needed help and was loved by everyone. He won numerous awards for making radio contacts with other amateurs in every US state and many countries around the world (DXCC). We will miss our beloved friend Jim but the fruit of his efforts to teach us and encourage us will live on.