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Dale G. Erickson (EX-KX7H)

August 15, 2003

Dale was, without a doubt, the most adept CW operator I ever met. Copying three, 40wpm DX signals simultaneously clearly demonstrated his obvious skills picked up as a Merchant Marine shipboard radio operator. Dale operated an electronics store and repair shop for nearly 30 years in Gold Beach, Oregon. I had the pleasure of accompanying him on many service calls and he had virtually memorized every single TV or radio he ever worked on and could rattle off its complete repair history as well as the engineering weaknesses present in any given model. In his later years, he developed macular degeneration and it finally progressed to the point where blindness forced him to give up his beloved ham radio... and he succumbed at 82 of cancer. He also held the callsign: KD7JW. Dale was my elmer... and pal!

Contributed by: Robert L. Coykendall (AD6VU)

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