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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Murray Wykes (W5NXD)


June 8, 1993


My Grandfather was the ultimate Ham. He was active in the installation of MARS, the military's version of Amateur Radio, used to make contact with Servicemen overseas. He spent years providing communications to missionaries abroad, keeping them in touch with families and friends. Active even after cancer took his larynx, continuing on with CW. I was told by family that just a few months before his death, he was up on the tower, making repairs to the antenna. I was working on my career in the Navy when he died, so I didn't have the opportunity for him to be my Elmer. He is sorely missed.

Contributed by: KB7YPN (KB7YPN)


I had the pleasure of meeting W5NXD several years ago he has visited in my home And was not only a friend to many but also to amateur radio. The way i became to know Murray his som Bill is married to my sister Mary, They have one child Heidi and she is a whiz on home pc, How great it would be if she decided to become a amateur I know her Grand father would be very proud. Murray is missed very much by many . But don't you know he is still listening to the QSO. 73 for now Murray Kenneth Martin WA5KKV

Contributed by: william kenneth martin (WA5KKV)


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