W5NW 1973 Odessa, Texas

W5NW Wayland Groves 1904-1986
Soupy had his own special event honoring 50 years. He was described as a fine historian and it appears he was a ARRL VP. He saw 81 years age.

 

Left: Soupy W5NW receiving Presentation Model of the Vibroplex from Vince W5KC, retiring president of the West Gulf DX Club. Center, looking on: Brad W5ADZ, ARRL QSL manager for the 5 call area.

Courtesy of WA2OBJ
Scan courtesy of W8SU
Vibroplex photo from Don Chesser W4KVX DX Magazine #76, June 30, 1959