Topband: UA9YAB - Silent Key
zr at jeremy.mv.com
Fri Aug 17 07:11:07 PDT 2012
It must have been that counterfeit Stoli vodka that did it! Made in
Veneuzela from petroleum waste.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernie McClenny, W3UR" <bernie at dailydx.com>
To: <topband at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2012 6:18 AM
Subject: Topband: UA9YAB - Silent Key
> UA9YAB, Alex, a Topband op from Asiatic Russia passed away last week.
> The following was in The Daily DX.
> "UA9YAB, Alexander A. "Sasha" Vedernikov, passed away August 11th. It
> is not exactly clear what the cause was as there are reports it was a
> heart attack while swimming and another saying he drowned. Alexander
> was 50 years old and was on a DXpedition to Margarita Island, YV7/UA9YAB
> and Los Roques, YV5/UA9YAB at the time. A friend describes him as a
> "skilled and experienced operator on phone and CW." He was known for
> his operations from various former ex-Soviet republics and Mongolia.
> His home in Biysk was near the Mongolian border. He was active in
> January as XU7AEQ in Cambodia. Left behind are his wife Natalia and two
> children, the youngest only three years old. At QRZ.RU donations are
> being accepted to raise the $30,000 to have his body returned to Russia
> from Venezuela."
> Bernie McClenny, W3UR
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