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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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Ken Hatton, G3VBA, 5th April 2019

| April 9, 2019
Ken Hatton, G3VBA, 5th April 2019

Ken Hatton, G3VBA became Silent Key on 5 April 2019. He became GB2RS Manager in January 2014 and dealt with the paperwork for volunteer newsreaders. He became interested in amateur radio as a schoolboy and had been licensed for 53 years. A member of Warrington ARC, he served as their secretary for a number of […]

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David Anderson, GM4JJJ, 14th March 2019

| March 18, 2019
David Anderson, GM4JJJ, 14th March 2019

David Anderson, GM4JJJ passed away on the 14th of March 2019 after a long battle with cancer. First licensed as GM8HEY, David was heavily involved in the pioneering work of George Burt, GM3OXX on long-distance contacts using 10GHz wideband FM/MCW. From his own station, GM4JJJ became a very active VHF-UHF DXer, making contacts as far […]

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Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, 11th March 2019

| March 11, 2019
Rev George Dobbs, G3RJV, 11th March 2019

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV, founder of the GQRP Club passed away in the early hours of Monday 11 March 2019. George had been unwell for some time but he had been living quite comfortably in a care home. Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated quite […]

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Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ, 4 March 2019

| March 5, 2019
Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ, 4 March 2019

It is with great sadness that I inform everyone that Jim Stevenson, G0EJQ, RSGB Regional Representative for Region 13, passed away in hospital on 4th March 2019. He had been in hospital in Nottingham for some days with a breathing problem and seemed to be recovering  well after recently undergoing an operation. The news came […]

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