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Silent Key: Marshall Emm (N1FN) owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco

Many thanks to Dennis (K2DCD) who shares the following from the Fireflies QRP Group:

We are sad to announce that Marshall Emm, N1FN – long time QRP advocate, owner of Morse Express, Oak Hills Research and Ameco – is a Silent Key. Marshall passed away peacefully Monday morning, February 17, 2020, at Aurora CO Medical Center with his daughters and wife surrounding him. When more details are available, we will post a more comprehensive announcement. Our thoughts and prayers are with Marshall’s family. Messages, thoughts, stories can be sent to [email protected].

Dick AB0CD.

Thank you for sharing this sad news, Dennis. Rest In Peace, Marshall.

Fred Maia, W5YI is Silent Key

Fred Maia, W5YI (SK)

This is a sad day for ham radio.

Fred Maia and his W5YI group have been a driving force in ham radio education and volunteer examining. Fred was 76 and passed away after a battle with cancer.

(Source: CQ Communications)

CQ columnist Fred Maia, W5YI, a leading amateur radio journalist, educator and pioneer of volunteer examining, passed away on March 28 after a battle with cancer.
Maia, 76, published “The W5YI Report,” dubbed “America’s Oldest Ham Radio Newsletter,” from 1978 to 2003, and has been a CQ contributing editor since 1985. His regulatory affairs column, first titled “Ticket Talk,” then “Washington Readout,” offered news and perspective on FCC and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) actions, and helped untold numbers of hams wend their way through often-confusing mazes of the volunteer examining and vanity call sign systems. (Continue reading…)

Read the full article at CQ.

John Kanzius, K3TUP (SK)

John Kanzius, K3TUP (SK)

There are few hams in this world that I admire more than John Kanzius, K3TUP. John took knowledge from his amateur radio hobby and applied it to the medical field. His new cancer treatment research has been called the most promising medical innovation in decades.

Read the ARRL article about him here.

We will miss you, John, but are happy that your research continues on!



Tom Witherspoon (KF4TZK)