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Marty Reynolds (AA4RM)


Marty was one top notch collector of surplus gear. I remember him best as one of those great people who readily will help you out when you get stuck on a project. Marty rewired an old ARC5 receiver for me and created a power supply that you'd have to see to believe. The pilot lite is very unusual, its an "Oven Ready" indicator light - a tribute to Marty's whimsical nature. 73 OT - you're leaving a big hole in the amateur radio fabric of Atlanta.

Contributed by: Dick Bentley (K2UFT)

Marty will be missed by the entire boatanchor community as well as by the old timers in the IT field around Atlanta. RIP Marty Dave K4JRB

Contributed by: Dave Thompson (K4JRB)

Marty was great person to know. I took one of the early all transiastor trancievers to him,it wasn't working at all and had a bad reputation. It terrific to sit and watchMarty figure out what was wrong and FIX it. He always lidded me about being involved with QRP,but not long after I had a IC-703 Marty went out and bought one! His knowedge about WW II electronic equipment was extensive .Marty will be missed greatly. Russ, AE4NY

Contributed by: Russ Richardson (AE4NY)

Marty was one of a kind. He always had a smile on his face like the photo and peered over his glasses. I knew him as a person who could answer about any question you had for him. He knew everything about everything! Especially old equipment. He would put his old transmitters on during the AWA contests and always encouraged others to do the same. We'll sure miss Marty around here. Check this out from the Classic Radio Exchange:

Contributed by: Jim Stafford (W4QO)

Maarty's obituary from the Atlanta Journal Constitution can be found at You may have to paste to your browser to view but it's worth the effort. Marty was an amazing guy!

Contributed by: Dick Bentley (K2UFT)

Marty's passing leaves a big hole in the fabric of ham radio.........especially where Boatanchors are involved. I have never met such a "genius" with most things electrical and mechanical. We kept in touch after I moved from Atlanta and even enjoyed an occasional contact on 40m AM. So best 73, OM, and may God bless.

Contributed by: Chuck (W4MIL)

Marty was truly a vintage Ham radio collector. He was a great enthusiast for, and participant in, the Classic Exchange (CX Exchange). He helped me introduce the Atlanta Radio Club to this event. He loved those Boat Anchors, and he created a military radio station for the B-17 Fly-in Special Event in Lawrenceville, Georgia last year. He will be sorely missed by all radio amateurs in the Atlanta area and beyond. 73 Old friend, Arnold, kc4zua

Contributed by: Arnold Solomon (KC4ZUA)

I used to seeMarty at ACK radio when I was a novice and when at all the local hamfest in later years.He was always ready to talk tube radios.He was a model amateur radio operator.

Contributed by: jim whitlock (WA4QKV)

Marty is one of those people (like Mike Hopkins -AB5L, also SK) who made this hobby so much more than just hardware. RIP Rocket Man...I hope someone continues to put the 69'ers on the air.

Contributed by: (K5MO)

What a shock this is! I called Marty on Jan 26 just to see how he was doing, and when I tried to call him again a few weeks ago his line was disconnected. Marty was one of the brightest people I ever met. I'm so sad to hear he passed away. RIP Marty. We lost another good one.

Contributed by: Tom Rauch (W8JI)

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