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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Bill Brandenburg (W0QNI)

December 6, 2010

Known as the 'Heath Kit Junkie', Bill Brandenburg became a silent key on 12/6/2010. Bill was a former landlord at the apartment complex I lived at in Novato, CA. Bill was a great guy and always cared for others before himself. He was a net control operator for the WARFA group. As a former tenant of his, I can say he was the best landlord anyone could have. He will be missed by many.

Contributed by: Richard Young (W6GHZ)

I first met Heathkit Bill back in the early 90's at various Northern CA swap meets. Bill always had a smile for everyone and was one of the most friendly hams I know. He would go out of his way to help others especially if they needed some obscure part for a HK or needed help with one. A wonderful gentleman whose kind and cheery manner I will now miss. 73 old friend,

Contributed by: Greg Anders (KG6YV)

I am missing talking to Bill already! He was a fun guy on the air and even in the worst of times (the last few years) he remained a shining beacon that drew you to him and Amateur Radio. I hope St Peter has him in the Heathkit room busily glowing in the light!!!

Contributed by: Dennis G. Deaton (AG7K)

I am very sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of those unique persons. I always enjoyed our conversations about ham radio. 73

Contributed by: Larry Stokes (K7NNG)

The XYL (KD6PYK) and I had the chance to see Bill at the Fall 2010 WARFA retreat in Valencia, Ca. We took an extended vacation in the RV (venturing from Boulder, Co. Bill always had a very pleasing attitude. He will be sorely missed Semper Fi, Tommy - K6YE

Contributed by: TOMMY L. HALIBURTON, SR. (K6YE)

Bill was one of those who's voice you never forgot once you heard it. It was easy to pick out on a crowded band. He was an inspiration to all that new him and will be sorely missed on the bands.

Contributed by: Hal Hunter (K6RF)

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