Many hams have given so very much to our hobby. In their passing, it seems unfair to only remember them with a simple callsign listing in the pages of QST or a quick note in a club newsletter. We hope to provide a method by which you can remember amateur radio operators that have contributed to our hobby.
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Jim NW7O was an avid mobile dxer
operating all band's. I was fortunate to
be able to work him years ago on 2m ssb.
Jim was a regular in my VHF Contest logs for
20 years (1987-2007). His place of honor with
me was working him on 6 & 2 Meters during the
"Greatest Es Opening of All Time" in the 1987
ARRL VHF Contest.
|Professor R Jayaraman|
Veteran ham from India VU2JN Professor
R. Jayaraman (1936-2019) passed away on
1st March 2019 morning at
Professor Jayaraman was a prolific
homebrewer and author. Over the years
he has authored a number of pioneering
articles on projects he worked on. His
articles appeared in a number of
Amateur Radio publications like 73, CQ,
QST and Indian Radio Amateur. A partial
collection of the articles authored by
Professor Jayaraman can be found at:
He enjoyed daily ragchew on SSB
(originally on AM) and CW on his
favorite frequencies 7033 and 7005. A
number of VU and DX hams are known to
have become interested in Amateur Radio
originally by monitoring QSOs of VU2JN
He was a brilliant teacher loved by
students at College of Engineering
Trivandrum, India. After retirement he
continued to work as professor emeritus
in Indian Institute of Technology,
In spite of the deteriorating health,
Professor (as he used to be addressed
by friends) continued to be active on
the air and worked on his projects.
A documentary made by filmmakers Dr
Geetha J and Dr Ian McDonald titled
OM:OldMan on Prof Jayaraman and his
passion, Ham Radio has won many
international film festival awards.
Clip from film:
Professor discussing about one of his
We, VU hams, are deeply saddened by the
demise of our friend and teacher
Professor R. Jayaraman VU2JN.
Sad to see the news regarding Professor Jayaraman, VU2JN, passing. I remember reading about and studying his solid state transmitter designs in QST published in the late 1960s. I was a young teenage novice then, and just coming up to speed on the world of solid state design. His "A Transistor Giant from India," producing about 50 Watts output on 40 meters was pretty novel for the time. It must have been extra tough trying to do such things from India in the 1960s due to the very limited component availability back then. His workmanship was beautiful.
RIP Professor Jayaraman. Thanks much for what I learned from you.
Extra Class license--first licensed in 1944--DXCC,WAS,WAC---- U.S. Navy 1944-1946, 1950-1951 ET1/C---- Retired Electrical Engineer---- Member of the Norfolk County Amateur Radio Association and the Norwood Radio Club.
Joe was a Ham's "Ham" who enjoyed experimenting and Dxing until his death. He was also a great mentor to new hams who enjoyed explaining the science behind our hobby.
Stasiowski, Walter A. "WA9KFR" Of Port
Washington, Wi. age 92 years, passed
away on August 1, 2014. Honored WWII
veteran serving in the United States
Coast Guard and longtime Amateur/Ham
Radio operator. Walter was and still
is a good friend of mine. Walter
loved 6m and 2m ssb. Sometimes he
even did a little code. We used to
have lots of good QSO's when I was in
the USA. I should have posted this
before but he deserves to be
remembered here on eham as a good op
and ever willing to help a new ham
out. 73 OM
Denny was my middle school buddy, we received our licenses together, Denny was really into EMCOMM in Massachusetts. Denny and I both served in Vietnam, Northern I-CORP in 68, He died from Agent Orange, I'm right behind him, just don't know when! Miss you Buddy! Till the last OO RAH!
Will loved his hobby
Collins collector. DXCC enthusiast, meticulous
builder/ mentor to Boy Scouts. Retired Ford Motor
For a complete biography and photo please go to WWW.SILENTKEYHQ.COM Click-on the US / Can flag to enter the home page. Look up or 'add' your deceased Ham friends to this fine National look up resource.
Duane “Bud” Seibold (AA0JT) age 90 of
La Plata, Missouri, passed away
Saturday, January 19, 2019.
He was born August 30, 1928 in
Anamoose, North Dakota,
Bud worked most of his life as an
electrician. Some of his more notable
employments were with Minneapolis-
Honeywell and later working as an
electronics tech on the Aleutian
Islands. He was a member of the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL),
NEMO Amateur Radio Club, and was an
Extra Class Amateur license holder for
Buddy was a dedicated husband and
father. He enjoyed carpentry; building
several of the homes he and Donna
lived in. They had homesteaded in
Alaska, surviving the earthquake on
March 27, 1964.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at Travis
Funeral Chapel in La Plata, Missouri.
Burial was in Chariton Grove Cemetery
west of La Plata
Bud was dedicated to ham radio. He always had
advice for other ham's. He was a good person
and very intelligent man. He will be missed
by those who knew him.
Ray is the founding dean for the film school at Florida State University. He would have been 88 yrs old on January 3, 2019. Ray came to ham radio later in life, became a ham in 2010. His favorite mode was SSB on 20 and 17 meters.
Stephen C Lufcy
APRIL 17, 1946 – DECEMBER 30, 2018
Stephen C. Lufcy died, in hospice at home of a
brain tumor, on December 30, 2018. He was a
former member in several ham radio clubs
including; Kansas City Contest Club, Kansas City
DX Club, Heart of America Radio Club, Raytown
Amateur Radio Club K0GQ. He retired after 30 years
from Social Security Administration. He was a 1969
graduate of South East Missouri State. He is
survived by his wife Kathleen Lufcy and his
daughter Stephanie Wilson. Visitation will be held at
11 am on 01/12/2018 with services to follow at 12
pm at Floral Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers
the family asks that memorial contributions be made
to American Diabetes Association.
Steve was a die heart contester and CW operator.
Keep the coffee pot going he was ready.
73, my good friend
We studied together for our license 53 yeas ago
Member of the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club. Mentor and friend.
Al Buxton, W8NX, wrote several articles in 'QST' (and at least one in 'QEX') in which he described the design and construction of HF dipoles that used traps to allow operation on more than one ham band.///
I've been doing some research on the use of traps in antenna design and I noticed that Al's articles ceased several years ago (I believe his last was in 2007).
I did some searching and found this on-line entry about Al's passing :
Paul N. Nix, WB5AGF
Dec 21, 2018
TV weatherman in Baltimore. Worked for
WMAR TV for many years. Active on 2
meters in the Baltimore Maryland area.
Ken was also an airplane pilot.
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This project involves a management team of volunteers who each take a topic of interest and manage it with passion. The site will stand above all other ham radio sites by employing the latest technology and professional design/programming standards, developed by a team of community programmers who contribute their skills to the effort. The site will be something that everyone involved can be proud to say they were a part of.
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