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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX010 (2000)

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ARLX010 Antenna Designer Louis Varney, G5RV, SK

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Special Bulletin 10  ARLX010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  June 29, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX010 Antenna Designer Louis Varney, G5RV, SK

Louis Varney, G5RV, who invented the world-famous G5RV antenna, died
June 28. He was 89.

The G5RV multiband wire antenna for HF is among the most popular of
all antenna designs. Varney first described the G5RV in the November
1966 issue of the RSGB Bulletin. He employed a full-size and a
double-size G5RV, both fed with open-wire feeders, at his own
station.

Varney remained an active radio amateur until very recently and kept
regular on-the-air schedules. He was an RSGB member for 74 years and
served as life president of the Mid-Sussex Amateur Radio Society.

His wife Nelida is among his survivors. Services are set for July 4
in Brighton, England.
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