|Richard Strand, KL7RA, was a regular presence from Alaska
in major contests for decades.
Richard Strand, KL7RA, became a Silent Key in late November, after suffering a heart attack earlier in the month. The Kenai, Alaska, resident was a very active contester who enjoyed giving out Alaska and/or CQ Zone 1 in various on-air competitions.
According to the ARRL, Strand was also a contributor to the ARRL Handbook. He was 69.