Got me interested in ham radio back in the 1970's. He used all Collins equipment back then. I just learned he had passed away. Sorry I lost touch with him.
Sad to hear about Pete. I met him on my drive home from work when he hailed me at a stop light after he saw my call letter plate. he was not a ham but wanted to be. I was pleased to instruct him and administer him a novice exam. The rest is history as he progressed into ham radio and his other hobby of wood working. A very talented mad was Pete. 73