Written by Doug, KE4VBG

I first met Finis Allen when I was a wide eyed teenager hanging around K4UXK Clyde Denton’s shack. Finis was a very friendly, mountain of a man that seemed to be around 6’ 2″ tall. He traveled around with his constant companion K9DOG, and the dog was very friendly too. He was a soft spoken man with a very distinct Slow Southern Drawl. Finis was always willing to help out, and I even remember him donning a Santa Suit one year to play Santa for the children at our Church. I always enjoyed listening to Finis and Clyde discussing the Finer points of Ham Radio equipment and credit these gentlemen for peaking my interest in Ham Radio.

Image: Randy Miller WD4OMP with Finis Allen W4GGM (SK)