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Ralph Lee, G4GRV, January 2017

| September 7, 2017
Ralph Lee, G4GRV, January 2017

Ralph Lee, G4GRV, passed away in January 2017 aged 93. He was active – mostly on HF –  from when he passed his RAE in 1977, but on his retirement in the late 1980s other interests took over. Ralph encouraged me to take up the hobby, and I passed the RAE in 1978 thanks to […]

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John Donald Wightman, ZL1AH, July 2017

| July 24, 2017

I am sad to pass on news from New Zealand that RSGB member John Wightman, ZL1AH has died. He was a very long time member of the RSGB, over 80 years I think. He was aged 97. In 1969 I was a pupil in his class and he made a special effort for us during the […]

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Alan Pampling, G3RSP, 10th July 2017

| July 24, 2017

It is with great sadness and regret that I must inform you that my uncle, Alan Pampling, G3RSP sadly passed away on the 10th of July after a brief battle with cancer. Alan was a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy most of his working life and a keen ham when not at sea. He […]

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Mick Moffat, M0MMI, 26th May 2017

| June 29, 2017
Mick Moffat, M0MMI, 26th May 2017

All members of Verulam ARC were saddened to learn that one of its members, Mick Moffat, M0MMI, died on the 26th May at the age of 73 after a battle with cancer. Mick was one of the club’s most respected members, a lovely person always happy to help others. He contributed greatly to many of […]

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Brian Joseph Poole, G3MRC, RNARS No 33, FOC No 1683, 2nd May 2017

| June 26, 2017
Brian Joseph Poole, G3MRC, RNARS No 33, FOC No 1683, 2nd May 2017

There are not many radio amateurs of whom it can be said that they defined First Class when it comes to CW operating. ‘Joe’ Poole was certainly one of the few. I had the good fortune to contact him from a number of places, starting with my own home station and whilst visiting places such […]

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William (Bill) Ardley, G0BOF, 13th April 2017

| May 12, 2017
William (Bill) Ardley, G0BOF, 13th April 2017

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of William (Bill) Ardley, G0BOF, aged 71, following a battle with COPD. Bill was an active member within the Secret Nuclear Bunker CG, and over the years has trained many local members. Bill was a kind and generous man who will be dearly missed. Tribute […]

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