Tag: Silent Key

9W2JOH Silent Key

Today Malaysian amateur radio operators lost one of their best friends. He was very kind, and helpful during field events. His name is Feroz and his call is 9W2JOH

Sakura Momoko JI2EIT Silent Key

Manga artist and radio amateur Ms. Sakura Momoko JI2EIT passed away August 15, 2018, aged 53. She became a radio amateur while at school and went on to create the long-running manga (comic) series Chibi Maruko-chan published in Ribon magazine

Brian M Johnson, G3LOX, 4th July 2018

Brian was born in 1925 in Liverpool. Just before the Second World War he began his career as an apprentice radio engineer; when it did begin he volunteered to become a member of the Home Guard. Soon after that he received his call up papers to do national service; he joined the army where postings […]

Curtis Keyer inventor goes SK

Many seasoned CW operators will remember fondly the Curtis Morse keyer chip. The ground-breaking device, which revolutionised electronic keyers, was developed in the late 1960s by John G. Curtis, K6KU, who was more often known as Jack. Sadly, Jack became a Silent Key on 4 June 2018. His legacy lives on in thousands of devices; […]

Prolific QSL Manager Kappy Kaplan, WA4WTG, SK

R. Robert “Kappy” Kaplan, WA4WTG, of Dania Beach, Florida, who served as the QSL manager for more than 100 DX stations and DX operations over many years, died on June 16. An ARRL member, he was 93. His QSL clients included a long list of individual stations in Israel and a…

Curtis Keyer Chip Developer Jack Curtis, K6KU, SK

The developer of the groundbreaking Curtis Morse keyer chip, John G. “Jack” Curtis, K6KU (ex-W3NSJ), of Granite Bay, California, died on June 4 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 87.Growing up in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Curtis became fascinated with the “magic” of Amateur Radio as a youngster, and it…

Former Japan Amateur Radio League President Shozo Hara, JA1AN, SK

Past Japan Amateur Radio League (JARL) President Shozo Hara, JA1AN, died on June 9. He was 91.A native of Nagasaki prefecture, he graduated from Waseda University in 1954 with a degree in electrical engineering and joined Eastern Japan Heavy Industries (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries). Working extremely long hours, Hara once wrote…

Yasme Foundation Director, Secretary Kip Edwards, W6SZN, SK

Yasme Foundation Director and Secretary G. Kip Edwards, W6SZN, of Indianola, Washington, died on June 6. An ARRL Life Member, he was 71. Yasme Foundation President Ward Silver, N0AX, said Edwards’ death will leave a big hole in the organization.“Kip had been the Secretary of the Yasme Foundation for a long…

Sandi Heyn WA6WZN SK

Members of the Nevada amateur radio community were saddened to learn of the passing of well known amateur radio operator Sandra Heyn WA6WZN of Costa Mesa, California

“The Wireman” Press Jones, N8UG, SK:

“The Wireman” Pressley W. “Press” Jones, N8UG, of Landrum, South Carolina, died on April 10. He was 89. The “original” Wireman and his crew have been staples of many hamfests and conventions across the US for more than 45 years, supplying attendees with coaxial cable, wire, insulators, balanced feed line, and more. “He was a…

Tony Lord, G8DQZ, SK

The national 5MHz team has received the terrible news that one of its most dedicated mainstays, Tony Lord, G8DQZ, passed away last week. He was a GB2RS Newsreader on 5MHz for many years and instrumental in the UK 5MHz Experiment, which led to the band being made available to UK and,…

Jim Linton VK3PC Silent Key – Funeral Details

The Funeral Service to Remember the Life of Mr James (Jim) Keith Linton VK3PC (SK) will be held at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Boyd Chapel, 600 Princes Hwy Springvale Vic, on Monday 5th of March at 1.00pm [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/march/jim-linton-vk3pc-funeral-details.htm”]Original Full Article[/su_button]

Len Carrier, G3MAO, SK

Len Carrier’s obituary is carried in this week’s “Camden New Journal”, under the title “Talented Len built up radio business”. The obituary is written by Dan Carrier [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/len-carrier-g3mao-sk.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Key Hamvention Hand Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, SK

A key member of the Hamvention team, Jerry Miller, WD8QAI, of Centerville, Ohio, died on February 11. An ARRL member, Miller was 77. “Jerry was in charge of producing the programs for Hamvention as well as the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) monthly newsletter [RF Carrier],” Hamvention spokesperson Mike Kalter, W8CI, told ARRL. “He was…

Derek Benham, G3YJP, SK 7th January 2018

Derek Benham, G3YJP had various interests including astronomy and amateur radio. I recall chilly nights with him on the roof of a bike shed at Letchworth Grammar School in the 1960s along with other members of the school astronomy club. We had our reflecting telescope there. Derek & I studied together for the Radio Amateurs’…

Gordon Adams G3LEQ SK

Some sad news to relate – Gordon Adams G3LEQ became a Silent Key on Sunday afternoon 4th February surrounded by his family; his health had been deteriorating for some time [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/gordon-adams-g3leq-sk.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Father of DOVE Satellite Junior Torres de Castro, PY2BJO, SK

The father of the 1990s-era DOVE satellite, Junior Torres de Castro, PY2BJO, died on January 17. A prominent member of the League of Brazilian Amateur Radio Transmitters (LABRE), he founded Brazil’s AMSAT organization, BRAMSAT (AMSAT-BR) in 2015, and once served as its president. [su_button url=”http://www.arrl.org/news/view/father-of-dove-satellite-junior-torres-de-castro-py2bjo-sk”]Original Article[/su_button]

Ulrich Bihlmayer, DJ9KR SK

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Ulrich Bihlmayer, DJ9KR, who passed away on 16 December 2017 after a long illness. Uli served in the DARC Bandwacht for 45 years of which 26 years as Coordinator. At the 2005 IARU Region 1 General Conference Uli was appointed deputy coordinator of the…