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Re: Ron Broadbent MBE, G3AAJ, SK



That's a sad day for amateur radio in general and especially the worlds 
satellite operators.
Ron was one of the nicest and most helpful people I knew and will be 
much missed.


ChrisGW6KZZ@aol.com wrote:

>I have now seen this reported on the AMSAT news daily reports,  so in case I
>have missed it, I apologise now. I will sadly miss Ron and his  humorous jokes
>in our AMSAT-UK OSCAR NEWS for many years.
>God bless Ron, you was one of a kind as was Beryl
>
>Chris
>GW6KZZ
>RSGB Honorary Vice-President Ron Broadbent, G3AAJ, Silent Key
>Ron  Broadbent MBE, G3AAJ, died on 24 April at the age of 80. He was awarded
>the MBE  for his services to amateur radio in 1995. Ron joined the RSGB at the
>age of 19  and had been a member for over 61 years. He became involved with
>amateur  satellites in the 1970s and by 1978 was secretary of AMSAT-UK, a post
>he held  for 16 years. He was made an Honorary Vice-President of the RSGB in
>1994.
>Ron’s career was with Trinity House, attending to the UK's lighthouses and
>lightships. He retired in 1985 but thereafter worked almost full-time, 12
>hours
> a day, seven days a week and virtually for free for the amateur satellite
>movement. One of his notable achievements was organising the AMSAT-UK
>Colloquium  for over 10 years.A summary of some of Ron's achievements can be
>found on
>the _AMSAT-UK_ (http://www.uk.amsat.org/)  website.
>
>Source RSGB news
>
>73's
>
>Chris
>GW6KZZ Ex DA4CI
>AMSAT-UK  5592
>RSGB
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