Tag: SK

via the ARRL: DXpedition Leader, Elite Contester, Ham Radio Mentor David Collingham, K3LP, SK

Well-known DXpedition leader and contester David Collingham, K3LP, of Mt Airy, Maryland, died on January 6 after falling through the ice on a pond near his home the previous evening while trying to rescue his stranded dog. He was 59. Collingham was co-leader, with Paul Ewing, N6PSE, of the 2016 VP8STI/VP8SGI DXpedition to South Sandwich […]

via the ARRL: Reputed World’s Oldest Ham Jean Touzot, F8IL, SK

Jean Touzot, F8IL, of Albi, France — said to have been the world’s oldest radio amateur — has died. The “dean of French radio amateurs,” Touzot was 109 and enjoyed operating CW with an old-fashioned hand key and a modern Yaesu transceiver. He “retired from the airwaves for health reasons” at age 105 in 2014, […]

Low-Power Broadcasting Proponent Nick Leggett, N3NL, SK

ARRL has learned that Nickolaus Leggett, N3NL, an early low-power FM (LPFM) broadcasting proponent, civil libertarian, and inveterate commenter in a variety of FCC proceedings over the years, died on April 26 after a long illness. An ARRL member, he was 72. Hardly any FCC petition or proceeding escaped his attention, and Leggett often was […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #941

This Week in Amateur Radio #941 Week of March 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR941 Running Time: 1:43:41 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #941 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 11, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, […]

Communication Satellite Pioneer Harold A. Rosen, ex-W5JKW, SK

Communication satellite pioneer Harold Rosen, ex-W5JKW, of Pacific Palisades, California, died on January 30. He was 90. Inspired by the USSR’s launch of Sputnik I in 1957 that kicked off the space race in earnest, Rosen foresaw the potential for such spacecraft to do more than transmit a beacon signal. An engineer with Hughes Aircraft […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #936

This Week in Amateur Radio #936 DOWNLOAD HERE: https://archive.org/details/TWIAR936HAM Running Time: 1:13:45 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #936 with a release and air date of Saturday, February 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by  Don Hulick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Fred Fittee, […]

New York Marathon, Running Luminary Allan Steinfeld, W2TN, SK

Former New York City Marathon Race Director Allan Steinfeld, W2TN, of Bowers, Pennsylvania — considered a founding father of the modern running movement — died on January 24. He was 70. “Allan was one of the great pioneers in road race administration, developing many of the protocols required for a successful big-time event,” said Dave […]

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles Emerson, N4OKL, SK

Huntsville Hamfest Association President Charles “Charlie” Emerson, N4OKL, of Huntsville, Alabama, died on January 14. An ARRL member, he was 71. “Charlie had come to be the face and voice of Huntsville Hamfest,” said a statement issued by the Huntsville Hamfest Board of Directors. “Huntsville Hamfest was Charlie’s pride and joy, and he never missed […]