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CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:

from CQ Newsroom on January 20, 2010
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CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:

From the CQ Newsroom ...

It is with great sadness that we report that our friend and longtime colleague, Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, became a Silent Key this morning (Jan. 20), as a result of complications from a massive heart attack he suffered on New Year's Eve.

Dave has been writing for CQ at least since 1981 and has been a CQ columnist since 1982, starting with an amateur television column called World of Video. That column eventually broadened its outlook and became World of Ideas, Dave's signature monthly column in CQ. Regular topics included code keys, stealth antennas, building "new vintage" tube gear and mobiling. In addition, for the past decade, Dave has been CQ's QRP (low power) Editor and "How it Works" columnist. His enthusiasm for whatever caught his interest was contagious and spread widely through his informal yet educational writing style.

Funeral arrangements are not complete as of this writing. We will post additional information on the CQ website news page when it becomes available. Condolence cards may be sent to Dave's wife, Sandy, WB4OEE, at their Callbook address.

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CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by KB2FCV on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I'm very sorry to hear this news!

Dave had many great articles in CQ. I built two transmitters from one of his articles back in the late 80's "Classic rigs for your classic keys". The Tri-tetter still works like a champ.

He'll be missed.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by W3SML on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Dave's articles was the first ones I turned to whenever I got my new CQ. His enthusiam for his subjects, especially related to the restoration/operation of older gear, helped spark my interest in radio nostalgia. He will be missed.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by WB0SYV on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Very sorry to hear this news. Dave featured several of my keys in one of his books and was very gracious. His columns were both informative and fun to read. He will be missed.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by W8CAR on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
This is very sad news. His columns were one of the first to be read when my CQ arrived and his enthusiasm for all aspects of amateur radio was apparent. My prayers and condolences go out to his family. Truly a great loss to the ham world.
Dan W8CAR
 
RE: CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by N2UGB on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Dave's QRP- and cw-related columns were the only reason I subscribed to CQ. I had the pleasure of two 30M cw QSOs with him last year.

I was very sorry to learn of his passing.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by K9ZF on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
That is very sad news. Ham radio has lost one of it's best.


73
Dan
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RE: CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by N6EY on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I remember working him several years ago on CW. A true gentleman and top-notch operator. This is indeed a loss that will be felt throughout the community.

73, OM.

N6EY
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by N7GR on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I echo what has already been said. He was truly a class guy and a ham radio enthusiast. He was always a pleasure to work. Great fist. I loved his articles showing the latest and greatest in morse keys. His articles and operating practices show this.

I am truly saddened by his passing.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by W0FK on January 20, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I too enjoyed his columns everty month in CQ. He will be missed.

Lou, W0FK
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by KC2BOB on January 21, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Very sad news. Condolences to his family. God Bless them.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by KB2HSH on January 21, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Yet ANOTHER titan of the Amateur Radio community has passed on. This is quite sad, as well as untimely it would seem.

Dave's articles were the ONLY reason that I read CQ...and his Getting Started in QRP book is the most utilized book in my library. It was his encouragement and his style that made whatever he was showing that month seem easy to build, buy, or use. It was because of him that I was able to fully "homebrew" a radio from raw components.

God Speed, Dave.

John KB2HSH
 
RE: CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by W8JI on January 21, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
Such a shock to see this. I'm sorry to see such an enthusiastic proponent of amateur radio pass away.
 
CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by K4EQ on January 22, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I, too, wish to express my sincere regret at Dave's passing. As is true with many other hams, his interesting and informative articles in CQ were the first ones I turned to. I had two memorable 30-meter QSOs with Dave shortly after I built my 38 Special years ago. What a gentleman! We've lost a gem from our hobby.
 
RE: CQ Columnist Dave Ingram, K4TWJ, SK:  
by AE6RO on January 25, 2010 Mail this to a friend!
I was shocked and saddened to read about his death.
I always enjoyed his articles on vintage ham radio and his unusual syle.

There was no mention of his passing in my February 2010 CQ.

One article of his I really liked was in August 1983 CQ (I think) introducing the National SW-3 regenerative receiver. It took me some years after that to acquire one and a few more to restore it. But he was right. It is great fun to use and a great radio! 73 and God Bless, John
 
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