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Glen Whitehouse (K1GW)

2019-09-05

Glen Whitehouse K1GW SK



It is with a great deal of sadness
that I report the passing of Glen
Whitehouse K1GW on September 5 at age
76, after a long battle with cancer.



Glen was a Ham for more than 60 years,
and is known for his far ranging
interests in operating and technology
as well as commercial interests.



Glen was the former President of The
Cushcraft Antenna Company where he
initiated a number of technological
product programs, including the
Skywalker X7, X9 HF line, and the
VHF/UHF Yagi line known as Boomers,
all helping to support the company’s
leadership position. He came to
Cushcraft from G.R. Whitehouse & Co.,
which provided component parts for
high power amplifiers and tuners.



Originally from Unity, Maine, Glen
lived for many years in Amherst, New
Hampshire before retiring to the
Raleigh area of North Carolina. He
earned a B.S. in Electrical
Engineering from Clarkson University,
an MBA from Texas A&M, and was a proud
Air Force veteran who served in
Thailand during the Vietnam War.



He was an avid contester being an
early member and officer of the Yankee
Clipper Contest Club as well as
several VHF contest groups. He was a
member of the Raleigh Area Radio
Society, an ARRL Life Member and also
served on several ARRL advisory
committees including the early no-code
licensing advisory committee. He was
an enthusiastic supporter of the hobby
always encouraging new Hams and
looking for ways to support them. He
was a proficient CW operator and DXer,
working 347 Countries and achieving
Honor Role status. He remained active
until almost the end working toward
new DX goals.



Those close to him will remember his
dry sense of humor and quick wit. He
was always looking for something new
and taught himself software
programming and built several SDR home
brew radios.



Glen is survived by his wife, Sharon
of 53 years; daughters, Corrie
Forsling (Scott) of Park City, Utah
and Tracy McGuire (Gary) of Holly
Springs; brother, Fred Whitehouse
(Grace) of Venice, Florida; and
grandchildren, Connor McGuire, Trevor
McGuire, Kendall Kirklen, and Kasey
Kirklen.



A celebration of life will be held at
St. Francis United Methodist Church,
2965 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary at 11:00
am on Monday, September 9, 2019. All
are welcome to enjoy a harp prelude at
10:30am and lunch following the
service.



A second service will be held in New
Hampshire at a date to be determined.
Contact: David Mackey K1KA@comcast.net
for further information.

Contributed by : Mike (N2MG)

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Date DeceasedSeptember 5, 2019
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