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

Jim List jimlist at milnet.uk.net
Sat Feb 16 11:05:28 PST 2013

AMSAT-UK is very saddened by the passing of John Heath, G7HIA. He was a long
standing member of AMSAT-UK, and contributed to the amateur space programme
in many ways during his lifetime.

John was a regular attendee at the annual AMSAT-UK Colloquia for many years
and he enjoyed meeting up with his friends who shared his passion for
satellites and space.  Sadly his ill heath in recent years prevented his

In the days before his passing, John was in contact with AMSAT-UK; and made
a significant financial contribution to the FUNcube project. He chose to do
this by making the donation via the Radio Communication Foundation, which,
as a registered charity will be able to claim any income tax paid by John as
Gift Aid. The size of his donation is very considerable, and will be used at
the discretion of the AMSAT-UK committee. Such is the extent of his
generosity, that it may be feasible to consider the construction of a
further complete CubeSat.

AMSAT-UK is very grateful for this donation.

John will be sadly missed by all members of AMSAT-UK who knew him during his
life, and we send our condolences to his family.

RIP, John

Jim Heck G3WGM

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