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Past IARU Region 1 Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU, SK

03/02/2015

Past International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU, of Zundert, Netherlands, died February 28 after a brief illness. Van de Nadort served as the IARU Region 1 Chair from 1975 until 2002. He was a founding member of the IARU Administrative Council.

“He will be sorely missed by his many colleagues and friends in IARU and around the world,” said IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ. “On behalf of myself and the entire Executive Committee, I express our sincere condolences to his wife An and family.”

A member of VERON, the Dutch IARU member society, van de Nadort was licensed in 1955 after discovering ham radio during a stint in the Dutch Signal Corp, where he trained soldiers in telegraphy. He was a member of the First Class Operators Club (FOC) and active in CWops.

Van de Nadort enjoyed DXing and CW and was a regular presence on the HF bands. He was on the DXCC Honor Roll and lacked only North Korea (P5) on CW. He was well known within the international Amateur Radio community and held honorary memberships in several other Amateur Radio societies.

 

 



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