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Ian Kyle, GI8AYZ and MI0AYZ Silent Key

Dear AMSAT members,
Don't know if any one on AMSAT BB as reported this yet but today RSGB is  
reporting the sad news of Ian Kyle passing to silent key.

Many of those who attended AMSAT-UK colloquiums will remember Ian and  his 
fantastic sense of humour and important role with both RSGB and AMSAT. We  have 
sadly lost an important supporter of amateur radio in the UK, and a good  
supporter of AMSAT too.

>From RSGB News
Ground-breaking RSGB President, Ian Kyle, Silent  Key
Ian Kyle, GI8AYZ and MI0AYZ, the RSGB President in 1997 and 1998, died  
peacefully at home on Friday the 23rd of July after a long illness. Ian was a  
long-serving RSGB volunteer. Joining the Society in 1967, he served as a  regional 
representative, Zonal Council member, Chairman of the Membership  Liaison 
Committee and long-standing GB2RS newsreader and manager. In total Ian  served 
for a period of 10 years on the Council. 

A quiet, but persuasive, man, Ian will be remembered as the President  who 
during his term in office presided over the RSGB change of policy not to  
support compulsory Morse testing and for starting the negotiations with the RA -  
now Ofcom - which led to the introduction of the Foundation licence. Ian was a  
great supporter and friend of amateur radio in his native Northern Ireland and 
 across the UK, and was well respected around the world. He will be sadly 
missed  by all those who worked with him and operated with him on the bands.  


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