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Charles Frank Beech, VK7BC, 14 November 2019

| January 4, 2020
Charles Frank Beech, VK7BC, 14 November 2019

Charles Frank Beech, known as Frank, was born on August 6th 1933. He grew up in England and attended radio school around the age of 16 where his love of radios began. From there he became a merchant marine radio officer for over 10 years, traveling the world on various ships. During that time he […]

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David Simmonds, G3JKB, 7th November 2019

| November 20, 2019

David (Dave) Simmonds, G3JKB, FOC 1950, passed away on November 7th 2019 after his health had deteriorated over the past year. He and Jacquie had recently moved from Woodhall Spa Lincolnshire to Chipping Sodbury (near Bristol) to be close to their family. The funeral will be held on Tuesday 3rd December from 1215 at Westerleigh […]

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Mick Gritton, M0UXO, 13 October 2019

| November 11, 2019
Mick Gritton, M0UXO, 13 October 2019

It is with sadness to announce that BARS member Mick Gritton, M0UXO became, after a long, gallant fought battle with illness, silent key on Sunday the 13th of October. Mick  joined BARS some years ago, taking all the exams to gain his licences from Foundation through to Advanced,  joined RAYNET and soon became Controller for […]

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Ian Brown, G3TVU, 24th September 2019

| November 11, 2019

Ian Brown, G3TVU, known to his friends and colleagues as “Brownie”, passed away on Tuesday 24 September 2019 at the age of 78. Ian was a professional electronic engineer; he began his career at STC Microwave Systems, later moving to Rolls Royce Aero Space where he spent the remainder of his working life before retiring […]

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The Last Word, October 2019

| September 17, 2019
The Last Word, October 2019

These letters were received for publication in the October 2019 RadCom but pressure of space meant they could not be included in the printed edition. INTERFERENCE Roger Kendall, G8BNE We are told that the cost of taking action against the cause of some local HF interference which is rendering the 40m and 80m bands almost unusable […]

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Prof Les Barclay OBE, G3HTF, 31 July 2019

| August 8, 2019

Professor Les W Barclay G3HTF died on 31 July 2019 at the age of 85. He had a very long and distinguished career in radio science and made significant contributions to the RSGB especially in its studies on radio wave propagation. In 1993, Professor Barclay received the ITU Silver Medal for his chairmanship of the […]

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