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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 (1999)

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ARLX003 CLOVER Inventor, Ray Petit, W7GHM, SK

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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 18, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX003 CLOVER Inventor, Ray Petit, W7GHM, SK

CLOVER inventor Ray Petit, W7GHM, died June 13, 1999, at his home in
Oak Harbor, Washington. He was 55. According to his close friend Ed
Bixby, AK0X, Petit suffered a stroke in early March caused by a
brain tumor that left him mostly paralyzed. Continuing growth of the
tumor resulted in additional strokes that finally took his life.

CLOVER is a digital communications protocol designed for use on the
HF bands that's found wide application in commercial and amateur
communication.

Petit was well-known and respected within the Amateur Radio digital
community. ''Ray was a real gentleman and he will be missed,'' said
QST Digital Dimensions Editor Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU. An ARRL member
for more than 27 years, Petit had authored several articles for QST
and QEX on CLOVER and coherent CW, among other topics.

Petit is survived by his wife, Joyce, two brothers and a sister.
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