[CQ-Contest] KH0AC SK
n6win73 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 12 11:37:21 PDT 2010
It was always cool to here him ask if anyone on frequency needed him for a
"new one" before he'd go QRT. I enjoyed listening to him work guys on 40m
after getting home from my evening shift in So Cal.
On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 10:07 PM, Chip at Heil <chip at heilsound.com> wrote:
> I am deeply saddened to report that Dr. Len Kaufer, KH0AC, became a Silent
> Key today in his home on beautiful Saipan.
> Len, formerly KG6SW, went out to the Trust Territory of Saipan in the 1960s
> as a Jesuit priest. He brought his longtime love of Amateur Radio with him,
> and eventually met an island girl named Connie Tenorio. Connie won out over
> the priesthood, and they eventually got married after a personal letter from
> the Pope (!) convinced Connie's strict father that it really would be OK if
> she married a "former" priest.
> Len was everyone's Saipan multiplier for many years. I met him, for the
> first time, in 1976 in Honolulu, where we met up with Katashi Nose and
> Johnny Johnston, and then Len and I flew together on Air Micronesia from
> Honolulu to Johnston to Kwajalein to Majuro to Ponape to Truk to Guam and
> finally to Saipan on the famous island-hopper. The 17-hour flight was an
> incredible adventure for a young K7VPF, as was the experience of working the
> All Asia DX Contest as KG6SW in '76, one hop away from Tokyo.
> Len was an incredible gentleman, excited about DX and Ham Radio in general
> until the last.
> I am so very sad at the passing of a real Ham and a very close friend.
> 73, Dr. Len. We love ya!
> Chip Margelli, K7JA
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