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David Megone, G7JZU

| May 26, 2022
David Megone, G7JZU

A keen radio operator and mobile DJ who spent many years of his life repairing and selling equipment, bringing friends and family into the hobby. My father was incredibly influential in my life and at the age of 12/14 myself and my sister obtained our licences with support from my father and the Basingstoke Amateur […]

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Nancy Bone, G7UUR 5th May 2022

| May 18, 2022
Nancy Bone, G7UUR 5th May 2022

It is with great regret I announce that Nancy Bone, G7UUR, the co-founder and long-time secretary of the Angel of the North ARC became Silent Key on Thursday the 5th of May 2022. Nancy, a stalwart lady, had trained as a solicitor and dedicated her life to help the neglected, the abused and the underprivileged. […]

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John Birkett, G8OPP 30th April 2022

| May 18, 2022

John owned one of the last surplus electronics shops at 25 The Strait, Lincoln called simply J Birkett. Opened in 1960, John supplied generations of radio amateurs with hard to get radio components. If you visited the shop you could find a vast range of new and secondhand equipment, including vintage/military/commercial/amateur radios, wireless and test […]

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Roger Western, G3SXW, 24th April 2022

| April 26, 2022

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our very dear friend and fellow ham, Roger Western G3SXW. Roger had been a stalwart member of the Echelford Amateur Radio Society for some considerable time.  He was well known for his prowess as a first class morse operator and particularly for his DXpeditions, for which […]

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Mick Puttick, G3LIK

| April 25, 2022

It’s rare to find someone that dedicated their life to communications. Mick did so after being introduced to radio at school. It would take him to many parts of the world and continue with him throughout both his career and home life. He won hundreds of awards for operation in amateur radio, particularly in the […]

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Giles Read, G1MFG, 18th March 2022

| March 25, 2022
Giles Read, G1MFG, 18th March 2022

Giles had been the RadCom Technical Editor since June 2006, working with authors such as Ian White, GM3SEK; Eamon Skelton, EI9GQ; Peter Hart, G3SJX; Andy Talbot, G4JNT and, of course, Pat Hawker, G3VA. Giles always enjoyed working on Pat’s column as he enjoyed being the first person to read his latest ideas. Giles wasn’t short […]

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