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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX004 (2018)

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ARLX004 IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chair Jim
Linton, VK3PC (SK)

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Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 23, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX004 IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chair Jim
Linton, VK3PC (SK)

The chair of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Disaster
Communications Committee, Jim Linton, VK3PC, of Forest Hill,
Victoria, Australia, died on February 22 of thyroid cancer. For many
years, Linton was a consistent and reliable source of news and
information regarding Amateur Radio disaster response activities in
IARU Region 3 and was a regular contributor to Southgate Amateur
Radio News.

A Life Member of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), Linton
received the G.A. Taylor Medal in 2011, the WIA's highest honor, for
his service to the WIA Centenary Committee and contributions to
Amateur Radio over many years. Linton was involved in WIA's
communications, marketing, and publications efforts, and he served
as the news editor for Amateur Radio magazine. He was a past
president of Amateur Radio Victoria and was its public relations
officer.

A veteran radio enthusiast, Linton joined the WIA as a teenager and
shortwave listener. IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ, called
Linton, "a tireless worker for the common good."
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