Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Former Cushcraft President Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, SK

Glen Whitehouse, K1GW.
(Photo courtesy Dave Mackey, K1KA)
Glen Whitehouse, K1GW, former president of Cushcraft Antennas, became a Silent Key in September at age 76 after a long battle with cancer.

A ham for more than 60 years, Whitehouse brought several very successful lines of antennas to Cushcraft, including the Boomer line of VHF/UHF Yagis and the Skywalker X7 and X9 HF antennas. On the air, Glen was a CW enthusiast and avid contester on both HF and VHF. An early member of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, he became active in the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) after retiring to North Carolina from his previous home in Amherst, New Hampshire.

He served on many ARRL advisory committees, including the early no-code licensing advisory committee. In recent years, Glen taught himself software programming and homebrewed several software defined radios (SDRs). 
-Tnx Dave Mackey, K1KA