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

Anthony Monteiro aa2tx at comcast.net
Sun Feb 17 04:53:41 PST 2013

Dear Jim and AMSAT-UK,

This is terribly sad news. John was a great
guy and I am so sorry to hear he is now SK.

RIP my friend G7HIA.

Tony AA2TX
VP Engineering

On 2/16/2013 2:05 PM, Jim List wrote:
> 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
> attendance.
> 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
> Hon Sec AMSAT-UK
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