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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Mack Arp (W5EET)

June 27, 2008

Mack Arp W5EET, age 71, passed away on June 27, 2008 after a long illness. He was a member of the Texas DX Society in Houston. He died the same day as his club was setting up for Field Day, and the TDXS Field Day efforts were dedicated to his memory. One of his friends said that "Mack was the kind of guy that when you talked him, somehow he made you feel better. I don't know what it was, it just was!" His smile alone could brighten your whole day! One of the things that kept him fighting to the end was the hope of feeling well enough to attend another radio club meeting and see all his friends. He will certainly be missed. Rest in everlasting peace dear brother.

Contributed by: Steve Smothers (W9DX)

Mack, was a good friend and a genuine old school Ham. First licensed as a Novice in 1954, he had a foundation of building and experimenting, especially with antennas. Mack was also a member of the Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club and belonged to the Houston QRP Group, participating in many Field Days and QRP Field events throughout the year. We we all miss his technical inquisitiveness, mild mannered demeanor and his homebrew antenna system "contraptions" for field operation -- hi. I wish I could have known him longer.

Contributed by: rick hiller (W5RH)

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