Steve Coleman, G4YFB, 4th January 2019

| January 21, 2019
Steve Coleman, G4YFB, SK

Steve Coleman, G4YFB, SK

It is with a tremendous amount of regret that I have to notify that Stephen Coleman, G4YFB, passed away on Friday 4 January 2019 aged 66. He had been battling cancer, having been diagnosed only nine weeks previously.

Steve was a member of the Reading and District Amateur Radio Club and recently had been helping with the Intermediate and Foundation courses. Going back to the 80s, he taught the RAE course. He was also a member of the Thames Valley Repeater Group and used his software talents to provide modern programming software for old PMR radios that were for sale. Most of the UK packet radio mailboxes at one time used the ‘YFB’ software.

He was self-taught and as such was a true radio ‘amateur’.

Starting from the 1970s (and in conjunction with a number of other people) one of Steve’s main enjoyments was visiting Scotland and operating during contests, mainly on the VHF and UHF bands. He – and we – frequented the west coast, in particular the islands of Arran and Islay and the Mull of Kintyre. In the latter years operating was very much more ‘holiday style’.

Steve was a man of hidden talents who will be very much missed.

Tribute by Chris Young, G4CCC

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