Al, W9QHN  #00 with the original 43

            This is Al Skwiertz, one of the founders of the R.A.G.  Al issued the original 

            Rotten Apple Certificates. At that time, any Rotten Apple that exchanged QSL cards

            with 3 other Rotten Apples and sent the confirmation to Al, he would issue them a

            Rotten Apple Certificate. Although, Al never qualified himself for a certificate, he

            handled all the paper work, records, sent them out at his own expense and time.

            Al died of a heart attack April 3rd, 1993. After Al passed away, it was decided to

            discontinue the certificates in his memory. The photo was provided by Neil, N8OM.  TNX!!!