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AMSAT-NA Board Member, Officer Tony Monteiro, AA2TX, (SK):

from The ARRL Letter on April 3, 2014
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AMSAT-NA Board Member, Officer Tony Monteiro, AA2TX, (SK):

AMSAT Board Member and Vice President-Engineering Anthony J. "Tony" Monteiro, AA2TX, of North Andover, Massachusetts, died March 26. He was 55 and had been suffering from cancer. A "farewell" message was relayed via the FUNcube-1 satellite. First licensed in 1973, Monteiro once described making his first ham radio contact with a transmitter he'd made using parts from an old TV set.

"A Heathkit HR-10B receiver and a 65-foot piece of wire strung out of a window for an antenna made up the rest of my station, which was pretty modest even by 1973 standards," he said. "Even so, I will never forget the thrill of my very first contact."

After receiving a BS in electrical engineering and a MS in computer science, Monteiro worked at Bell Laboratories, several startups, and with Cisco Systems, where he managed the development of ADSL, voice over packet, and content networking products. He retired from industry in 2002 to focus on satellite projects.

Monteiro joined AMSAT in 1994. He was a frequent presence at AMSAT events, and he played a significant role in space-based hardware development, including the Fox-1 and Fox-2 satellites. The family has requested memorial donations to AMSAT, 850 Sligo Ave, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Read more -- AMSAT News Service


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