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Nevada Section Manager Gary Grant, K7VY, SK


ARRL Nevada Section Manager Gary Grant, K7VY, of Reno, died February 1, after a period of ill health. He was 78. Grant was a native of Glendale, California, and was licensed in 1956.

During his more than 50 years of ARRL membership, Grant served in several Field Organization positions, including Official Observer and OO Coordinator, Volunteer Examiner, and Assistant Section Manager. Grant was appointed Section Manager last year to fill the remaining term of SM Joe Giraudo, N7JEH, who stepped because of increased business travel and recommended Grant to succeed him. That term ends June 30.

Grant had enjoyed an extensive career in broadcast engineering and previously worked for Collins Radio in Iowa and California. In 1962 began work as a TV engineer for KCRL and KRNV in Reno, a job he continued for 30 years before taking a position with the University of Nevada-Reno. He retired from UNR in 2000 after 23 years of service. Grant  also once owned Sierra Electronics, a two-way radio company.

In addition to the ARRL, Grant was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association and the University of Nevada-Reno Radio Pack.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, and their two children.

The position of Nevada Section Manager will be filled by appointment. — Thanks to John Bigley, K7UR





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