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John Gerard, G4PKW, 26th October 2021

| October 29, 2021
John Gerard, G4PKW, 26th October 2021

John Gerard, G4PKW, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 26th October 2021 at the age of 95. Radio has been a large part of his life since the 1930s. At the end of the War at age of 19 he travelled to India with the Royal Signals as an operator; whilst there he set up a […]

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Roger Bramwell Woods, GW8XAN, 7th August 2021

| October 28, 2021
Roger Bramwell Woods, GW8XAN, 7th August 2021

Roger Bramwell Woods, GW8XAN sadly died at home on the 7th of August 2021 after a short illness. He had  just managed to have his 65th birthday on the 29th of July. He will be greatly missed by his sons Thomas and David, myself,  his sister and her family, and his many friends within the […]

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Steve Appleyard, G3PND, September 2021

| October 1, 2021
Steve Appleyard, G3PND, September 2021

Steve Appleyard, G3PND has sadly passed away, four years after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. He was incredibly courageous and strong in dealing with this debilitating condition, even learning to use his feet to type and send Morse code as the disease progressed. His article Disability Access in Amateur Radio was published in the […]

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Roger Gill, 2E0GHR, 24th September 2021

| September 27, 2021
Roger Gill, 2E0GHR, 24th September 2021

Roger and I became firm friends very soon after I joined Torbay Amateur Radio Society in 2016, just after I’d taken over running the training team. Initially, he was a little hesitant to accede to my request and join the team, telling me that he knew very little about amateur radio and electronics in particular! […]

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Peter Carey, G3UXH, 10th May 2021

| August 31, 2021
Peter Carey, G3UXH, 10th May 2021

Peter John Edward Carey, G3UXH was an enthusiastic ham, having obtained his licence in 1965. He joined the RSGB the year before and was also a member of the Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society, RSARS. For many years he was a member of the Medway Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (MARTS). Having left school at the […]

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John Buckingham, G4BCS, August 2021

| August 6, 2021

Where to start? Describing John’s amateur radio activities presents a challenge. John was a larger than life character, and I suppose it is fair to say that his radio activities were also larger than life. When faced with this challenge I decided to contact some members of the Bedford Radio Club who might have memories […]

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