LARC sends condolences to family, friends of John Duane Ayers

We send out condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of John Duane Ayers, N4AVU. Duane became a Silent Key on July 31, 2022. Duane was a founding member of the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club and served in many capacities, including maintaining a local repeater, until 1995. LARC has lost another piece of its history with the passing of N4AVU. He will be missed by all the knew and loved him.

His obituary is online at


LARC and Caldwell County NC CERT members pose in front of the club's communication trailer during ARRL Field Day on June 26, 2016. CERT assisted LARC with setup and take down of the club trailer.