Several well-known amateurs have become Silent Keys in the past month. Among them…
|Ellen White, W1YL
(CQ archive photo)
… Former CQ VHF Contributing Editor Tim Marek, K7XC, became a Silent Key in late October. Tim was an avid VHFer and particularly enjoyed contesting as a rover. According to his brother, Scott, Tim was recovering from a moderate stroke last year that took him off the air when he suffered a second, major stroke in October, succumbing to cardiac and respiratory complications. He was 63.
… Richard Brunton, G4TUT, longtime editor of Southgate Amateur Radio News in the UK, passed away in late October at age 77, as the result of a fall. According to Newsline, Brunton not only compiled the daily news reports for Southgate, but also “encouraged non-commercial podcasts and blogs to promote ham radio opinion and stimulate debate on the essential subjects of the day. He also compiled the ‘CQ Serenade’ weekly program which was broadcast throughout Europe on <Shortwaveradio.de>” and other media outlets.