Sunday, August 2, 2015
Illinois Ham Found Murdered
Police are investigating the apparent murder of Henry Murphy, WB9TFX, of Rockford, Illinois. According to a report in the Rockford Register-Star, police say Murphy and his dog were both shot to death before their house was set on fire. Firefighters responding to the blaze found their bodies. Murphy was retired from AT&T, and according to a post on QRZ.com by NN9P, owned a local 70-centimeter repeater and was "a 'master' of repeater duplexer cavity fine-tuning," helping other repeater owners in the area maintain their equipment. No arrests had been made as we went to press, nor had police revealed a suspected motive.