[amsat-bb] Re: John Heath G7HIA, SK

Gus 8p6sm at anjo.com
Sat Feb 16 10:57:47 PST 2013

I worked him twice, back in '93 via AO-13 Mode-B, SSB.  I gave him a 58 
each time.  (My reports weren't so good!)  Our first contact was a brief 
one, on the first weekend I ever operated satellite. The bird was 
crowded and I didn't really know what I was doing.  The second QSO later 
in the year was a bit more of a ragchew.

I'm looking at his QSL card right now.

Please QSP condolences to the family from this DX station.

On 02/16/2013 07:51 AM, andy thomas wrote:
> All,
> this is very hard to write, but his family has just told me that my good friend John Heath, G7HIA succumbed to cancer and passed away last night. They asked me to tell his amateur radio friends here and I know that amsat-uk have also been told.
> I'l leave it to others to complete his obituary, but I will always remember his passion for satellites and the cosmos, his patience in explaining and teaching others, his companionship and friendship, and our various contacts particularly with Russia.
> andy G0SFJ
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73, de Gus 8P6SM
Barbados, the easternmost isle.

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