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John Kakstys (W2FNT)


Aside from his on air activities he was well known for his basement and garage jammed with radio goodies, a regular hamfest without the hamfest prices. Beyond saying he was a good ham and a good man, friend to all.

Contributed by: Eddy Rojas (WY4J)

I used to see John at all the major hamfests in the Northease but haven't seen him for a while. He used to make lamps out of old transmitting tubes. I am sorry to learn of his passing. R.I.P John. 73 de W1RC

Contributed by: Michael Crestohl (W1RC)

I just found out he was gone. In 1968 I bought a DX-20 and VF-1 from him for $20 each. Both in great shape and performed well. Met him many, many years later at a hamfest - great guy.

Contributed by: James Miccolis (N2EY)

Really sorry to hear that John has passed. I first met him at a ham "auction", in 1966 or 1967. In the central NJ area, John was "the man" for used radio stuff. It seemed like what fell of the truck on the way to Canal Street. John picked it up and sold it to me and other teenage hams in the area. He was a long time resident of Linden, and was a fixture at hamfests near and far. Thank you for the great memories. 73 de Walt - K2WK

Contributed by: Walter Kornienko (K2WK)

Worked with John for about 10 years and was down in that fabulous basement also, Got to talk to him about old times at many hamfests , gone but not forgotten

Contributed by: john m. votano (KU3G)

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