Tribute to James Ringland - W8JIN
1917 - 1986

Jim was first licensed in 1933 at age 15. He was a well known and famous DXer. Jim won over 200 certificates and awards in his 53 active years on the air.

Please read the tribute to W8JIN by W8SU!


W8JIN Jim doing what he loved to do in his spare time. Seen here chasing DX and looking for certificate awards.

Jim proudly posed in 1961 at the Channel 12 WKRC Cincinnati studio. Note the station ID on the light fixtures. He received the Arne Trossman Award for outstanding performance and dedication to be the first person in the world to earn over 200 Amateur Radio Achievement Awards.

See several of Jims QSL cards by going to HamGallery QSL Museum and type W8JIN into the search engine located near the top of the page.


Photos courtesy of his son Robert Ringland
QSL from the estate of W8JIN
Tribute courtesy of W8SU

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