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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Frank Kollatt, Sr. (W5EFA)

July 22, 2005

Ham since 1954. Top of the Honor Roll. A great Dad and friend. He was 88 years at the time of his passing from pancreatic cancer.

Contributed by: FRANK R. KOLLATT, JR (W5BPT)

I remember Frank, Sr. as a friend and a mentor when I became interested in ham radio at the age of 12 in Palestine, Texas. I have been forever grateful to Frank for volunteering long hours to correct the mistakes I made while building my first Heathkit rig. Without his help, my venture into ham radio and the many happy hours I spent as K5ADI in the 1950's and 60's might never have happened. Remembering significant people in our lives is a pleasure. Perhaps this is why I have always remembered Frank's call sign, W5EFA. I can still picture him sitting at his rig, holding a D104 mike, and identifying himself as "Whisky Five Easy Fox Able." That was in 1955, but the image is still clear today of a great guy who took the time to help a young boy fasinated with amateur radio. Frank was a friend to me and to my family in that small, East Texas town. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Contributed by: David H. Dial (W4KDI)

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