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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (2015)

ARLX005 Past IARU Region 1 Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU (SK)

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Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 3, 2015
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX005 Past IARU Region 1 Chairman Louis van de Nadort, PA0LOU (SK)

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).

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.