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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
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 !
Contributed by: Lawrence Thibault (VA7LTX)
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