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Bill Salerno (W2ONV)
August 12, 2007
A world noted Ham radio icon, Bill Salerno, W2ONV passed away yesterday afternoon. I've known Bill on the air for more that 25 years and am proud to say he introduced me to the idea of high quality SSB audio. Our daily meetings on 14.178 were always pleasant with Bill always forthcoming with advice and encouragement to anyone who visited; always there to answer a question of simply talk about life in general.
Although he is known to thousands "from the studios in downtown Saddle Brook", I met Bill personally at his home and found him and his lovely wife Ann to be just as warm and endearing in real life.
We will all miss Bill and know that he is still listening to us on .178 as we keep his legacy alive to honor his memory. Continue to strive for quality audio and operator courtesy so that everyone will know and remember what Bill brought to all of us in life. The dulcet tones of W2 One Nice Voice will continue to resonate on 20 meters through all of us.
Contributed by: Richard Kalt (W1FYI)
This man was a gentlman all the years that i have listened to him as a shortwave listener to talking to him when i passed my ticket. He welcomed everyone into the chat and was one of the best friends anyone could have.
Lots of love go out to his Family from my family in the uk.
Contributed by: Neil Waring (M1LMO)
Studio B is a Silent Key, we miss You Bill.
RIP old Friend.
Contributed by: Bill Hummer (N9VR)
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