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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Walter R. "RICK" Mullaney (KB5MRT)

March 25, 2018

Anyone that joined the group on 7.155- 7.157MHz in the evenings to get on the ZS3D (Danie in South Africa) calling list would know Rick Mullaney. Rick was a True Gentleman on the airwaves; he made you feel welcomed and comfortable when getting on the list and when trying to make the contact with ZS3D. Rick was so supportive to me and everyone else that failed their 1st or many attempts of making the contact with ZS3D. Rick would always say "Don't worry about it, the conditions on 40 meters change everyday, come back tomorrow night and try again, I know you'll make it eventually". I tried 4 times before I finally made the contact with ZS3D. If it wasn't for Rick's wonderful personality on the air and his positive support I would of given up after the 1st failed contact. The last time I talked to Rick he told me he finished a round of chemo and was feeling pretty good. For those that do not know Rick; He loved to fly his single engine plane (Go to his QRZ page for details). That is what he was doing this past Sunday evening; the plane was diverted due to bad weather and never made it to another landing strip. My eyes water when I hear in my head Rick say ("..THIS IS KB5MRT GIVE SOME MORE FOR THE LIST") I Will Miss You Rick 73 Buddy ! Sincerely, Lawrence (VA7LTX)

Contributed by: Lawrence Thibault (VA7LTX)

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