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; […]  Read the Original Article

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 number of Caribbean operations by US radio amateurs.

In addition to Amateur Radio, he enjoyed hand carving Kachina Dolls, ma…

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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 eventually would become his career. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in electrical…

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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 that he’d return home and tinker with Amateur Radio, not gettin…

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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 time and helped develop several grant programs, even donating personal equipment to some …

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ARRL Business Services Manager Debra Jahnke, K1DAJ, SK

ARRL Business Services Manager Deb Jahnke, K1DAJ, of Colchester, Connecticut, died on May 17 after a lengthy illness. She was 66 and had been on the ARRL Headquarters staff for nearly 40 years, starting as a file clerk. She went on to serve as Deputy Circulation Manager, Circulation Manager, Publication Sales and Warehouse Manager, and as Business Services Manager (including Advertising). She m…

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Spokane DX Association Co-Founder, Honor Roll DXer Daniel Hearn, N5AR, SK

One of the three founders of the Spokane DX Association, Dan Hearn, N5AR (ex-W5LHP), of Deer Park, Washington, died on April 27. An ARRL member, he was 92. According to Steve Sala, K7AWB, Hearn “had the highest tower in Spokane County.” An Oklahoma native, Hearn was a #1 Honor Roll DXer, with 377 all-time entities confirmed. Hearn served in the US Army during World War II, later earning a BS in…

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Radio Amateur Engaged in Puerto Rico Recovery is among Crash Victims

A radio amateur and Puerto Rico Air National Guard member involved in hurricane recovery there died on May 2 when a Hercules C-130 aircraft crashed in Georgia, killing all aboard. Among the nine fatalities was Eric Circuns, WP4OXB, of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The cargo plane, attached to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard’s 156th Airlift Wing, went down shortly after takeoff while on a routine …

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Former Orange Section Manager, Veteran ARRL Volunteer Sandi Heyn, WA6WZN, SK

Well-known ARRL stalwart and former Orange Section Manager Sandra Mae “Sandi” Heyn, WA6WZN, of Costa Mesa, California, died on April 28 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, she was 75. Sandi Heyn was the wife of ARRL Honorary Vice President and past ARRL Southwestern Division Director Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, who relied on her as his trusted assistant. The couple often appeared together at …

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