Former CQ DX
Editor John Attaway, K4IIF, who first proposed establishing the CQ DX Hall of
Fame, became a Silent Key in April at age 88. A chemist whose father owned orange
groves in Florida, Attaway devoted his career to improving the quality of Florida
orange juice and spent 26 years as Director of Scientific Research for the Florida
Department of Citrus. He served on a variety of industry panels and was named
to the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame in 2001. John was CQ's DX Editor from 1967 through 1988.
|John Attaway, K4IIF (SK)|
(Photo via legacy.com)
An ocean away, Monk Apollo, SV2ASP, became a
Silent Key in early May. Monk Apollo brought amateur radio to the monastery at
Mount Athos – a separate DX entity from Greece – in the early 1990s and was
active as a DXer. According to the ARRL
Letter, one other monk at Mount Athos is also licensed and active on the
air. Monk Apollo passed away from complications of cancer at age 64.