Former CQ DX columnist and CQ DX Committee member Rod Linkous, W7OM, became a Silent Key at the end of November. According to longtime friend and neighbor Danny Eskenazi, K7SS, Rod was undergoing a medical procedure at the time of his passing. Just the previous weekend, Danny reported, Rod was on the air in the CQ WW DX CW Contest.
Long a fixture of DXing and contesting in the Pacific Northwest, Rod was CQ’s Assistant DX Editor and Assistant DX Manager in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, frequently writing our monthly DX column over a 5-year period. (Tnx N3QE)