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    11/20/2012 | Former “How’s DX?” Conductor Rod Newkirk, W9BRD (SK)

    Rod Newkirk, W9BRD/VA3ZBB, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada -- who penned the QST column “How’s DX?” from 1947-1978 -- passed away on Monday, November 19 after a long illness. Newkirk was credited with coining the term “Elmer,” as well as for his humorous take
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    09/21/2012 | Everett Gracey, WA6CBA (SK)

    Everett Gracey, WA6CBA, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on August 26. He was 90. In 1979, Gracey -- along with Ken, K6HCP, and Jacqui Holladay -- founded Mirage Communications. He was also the founder of RF Concepts.
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    07/24/2012 | Heathkit Declares Bankruptcy, Closes for Good (Again)

    The July 19 edition of The Herald-Palladium -- a newspaper serving the communities of Benton Harbor and St Joseph, Michigan -- is reporting that Heathkit Education Company has declared bankruptcy and has officially closed its doors after defaulting on its
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    06/22/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Sunspot numbers seemed to be in a free-fall this week: The average daily sunspot numbers declined more than 29 points to 87, while the average daily solar flux fell 6.2 points to 126.2.
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    05/16/2012 | Former ARRL Vice Director Jim Mozley, W2BCH, SK

    Former ARRL Vice Director James Mozley, W2BCH, became a Silent Key May 13 at age 89.
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    12/06/2011 | Space Pioneer Jack Townsend, W3PRB (SK)

    John W. “Jack” Townsend, Jr, W3PRB, of Cabin John, Maryland, passed away October 29 due to complications from lung cancer. He was 87. Townsend -- an ARRL member -- was a rocket and satellite pioneer who was influential in creating the first meteorological
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    05/06/2011 | Noted DXer Ben Stevenson, W2BXA (SK)

    Ben Stevenson, W2BXA, of Colonia, New Jersey, passed away on May 5, 2011. He was 97. An ARRL member since 1934, Stevenson was also a charter member of the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) since 1957, serving as its first president. Stevenson held
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    12/16/2010 | ARRL Receives $1 Million Gift to the ARRL Endowment

    In October 2010, the ARRL received word that that it is a beneficiary of the Charles and Iona Mathias Joint Trust. Dr Mathias, W8KGD, became a Silent Key in 2008 at the age of 93; Iona, his wife of 62 years, passed away in June 2010. The ARRL is one of fi
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