[CQ-Contest] Re: XU6WV SK
vr2uw at netvigator.com
Wed Oct 29 14:12:54 EST 1997
I received a great shock when I learnt that Mike became a "SK".
I remember in a summer weekday afternoon in 1989, you and me and Mike
worked 5H1HK in 6 metres in his Canton Road Office (the one before
Maxon). We had also achieved high scores in CQ WW DX CW Contest (MM
category) in 1992 in name of VS6WO.
Mike was also a veteran railway operator. Mike and me always chat about
railway systems around the world.
By the way, do you know the cause of his death, accident, heart disease
or what else?
Mike, we all miss you! AR VA
> It is with great regret I report to you that Mike Vestal, W0YZS, VR2WV,
> ex-SV0FE & currently known as XU6WV passed away in Cambodia the evening of
> 27 October.
> Mike to me was the personification of a "real" ham - having been serious
> about VHF/UHF (W0YZS achieved 432 MHz WAS #1), DXing, contesting, 160,
> antennas & the like for longer than I've been alive.
> His professional life was equally multi-faceted & his technical knowledge
> was not only extensive, but based on the hands-on, soldering iron in one
> hand & 'scope probe in the other approach - unlike those who couldn't
> engineer their way out of a wet paper bag if their life depended on it.
> Mike was simply one of those no-nonsense, one-of-a-kind guys & one of my
> best friends here in my adopted home. I can think of few who will miss him
> Condolences can be sent to me for QSPing to his wife.
> 73, VR97BrettGraham
> vr2bg at harts.org.hk
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