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Mr J Reilly, GM3HOM, 26 January 2019

| June 17, 2019

The 26th of January 2019 saw the sad passing of Joseph (Joe) Reilly, GM3HOM. He was a continuous member of the Radio Society of Great Britain from November 1948 until his death. His 70th anniversary of Membership was marked in the November 2018 edition of RadCom. Following his service in the RAF, Joe was hired […]

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André Saunders, GM3VLB, 23rd May 2019

| June 3, 2019
André Saunders, GM3VLB, 23rd May 2019

André Saunders, GM3VLB, born of Scottish and French parents, became a silent key at his home in Kelso on the 23rd of May 2019. He would have been 81 on the 28th of May. A physics teacher by profession, he was an active DXer in Kenya from 1967 as 5Z4KL, gaining the ARRL Honor Roll […]

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Michael Walters, G3JVL, 17th May 2019

| May 20, 2019

Michael Walters, G3JVL, passed away on the 17th of May 2019 at the age of 81. He will be well known for providing help and encouragement to many people in their early days on 10GHz in the 70s and 80s, and being a member of the RSGB Microwave Committee, contributing to the Microwave Manual. From […]

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George May, G4RZF, July 2018

| April 29, 2019

George May, G4RZF, went SK in July 2018. During his time, he was not only a Voluntary Interceptor (VI) but worked for the Air Ministry/MoD and had a rush job figuring out how to and actually fitting the VHF transceivers into the Lancasters of 617 Squadron prior to the Dambusters raid. He was 97 years […]

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Peter Smith, G4JNU, 23 December 2018

| April 18, 2019
Peter Smith, G4JNU, 23 December 2018

Peter Smith, G4JNU died aged 81 on December 23rd 2018. He was a very skilled electrical engineer and a fine mechanical engineer as well. Peter grew up in an engineering household in Reading.  Peter’s father was a machine workshop instructor with the REME at Arborfield and Peter was proud that, with a lathe and other […]

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Owen Garriott, W5LFL, 15 April 2019

| April 16, 2019
Owen Garriott, W5LFL, 15 April 2019

Owen Garriott, W5LFL, the US astronaut who operated the world’s first amateur radio station from space, died at the age of 88 on 15 April 2019. According to his family, he passed away at his home in Huntsville, Alabama.     Press release from Johnson Space Center, Houston (lightly edited) RELEASE J19-005 Skylab and Space […]

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