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Larry Lindblom (W0ETC)

October 25, 2005

Tony, N0NI reports, "I want to let his friends know that Larry, W0ETC passed away today October, 25th 2005." Larry had been undergoing chemo and his trials and tribulations were chronicled on the RTTY reflector ( Rest in peace, OM!

Contributed by: Jim Reisert (AD1C)

Contributed by: Jim Reisert (AD1C)

Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 20:13:43 +0000
From: Arie 4X6UO

I met Larry for many many years , he WAS quite a friend I still remember about 15-20 years ago when someone did NOT show up on one of the RTTY contests how worried we all were.

Dear Larry as all of us I am going to miss you on RTTY and as we all say "RTTY forever"

Please rest in peace ............Arie.

Contributed by: Jim Reisert (AD1C)

I followed Larry on email as well as on the air and worked him many times. we had several private emails--he was(and continues) to be an inspiration, not only for ham radio , but for life itself. please remember his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. God Bless 73 john w8wej

Contributed by: W8WEJ (W8WEJ)

I was very sad to learn that Larry, W0ETC, passed away last week. He urged us all to appreciate our radio sport and our lives -- we never know which contact or contest will be our last, and we should take the most we can from each day.

That's invaluable insight from a fellow who helped us understand some of what he was going through in his ongoing and courageous battle to "stay vertical."

He was a great champion of contesting and RTTY in particular, and he was a constant presence in my corner of the contest world. Larry and I worked each other 48 times on RTTY and CW between November 2003 and our final QSO on October 15, 2005, in the JARTS contest. We shared a passion for getting on the air and doing our best.

Until Larry put out the call for TCG contest teams, I had never been on a team. He found room for me several times -- even though I wasn't a big gun or big point-getter, and I always appreciated that. Sometimes I joined a team early; other times I was the "room for one more" guy at the last minute. He always welcomed me.

We joked a time or two about me being the token Canuck on the teams. Larry had a great sense of humor.

He certainly left a great lecagy of enthusiasm in the contesting community. Over the past year, I often thought of him when I sat down to start a contest. I'd wonder if he was well enough to participate, and usually I'd find him in there duking it out with the rest of us. A few times we learned (after the contest, in one of his posts) that he really wasn't well at all.

My heart goes out to Larry's family at a time of great loss. You should know what a great person he was to those of us who had never "met" him in person but really did consider him a friend.

In my shack, W0ETC will always be remembered when I turn on the rig for a contest. I'll try to follow his example every time out: be a gentleman and a competitor, in that order.

73, Larry L. You will be missed.

-- Bud, VA7ST

VA7ST Website

Contributed by: Bud Mortenson (VE7ASK)

TNX OM Larry

Contributed by: Kari Hirvonen (OH2BP)

Sorry to hear of Larry's passing. I always looked forward to working him in the RTTY contests. 73, Larry and your family -- Paul, N6PC

Contributed by: Paul C. Thompson (N6PC)

Larry was a hard working member of the CQ WW 160 Contest Committee and really loved contesting on 80, 160, and RTTY. His life was hard as he lived thru strokes and cancer. RIP Larry Dave K4JRB

Contributed by: Dave Thompson (K4JRB)

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