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Bill Rice VK3ABP SK

Date : 31 / 05 / 2007
Author : Robert Broomhead - VK3KRB

The WIA regrets to advise that one of its longer serving members, Bill Rice VK3ABP, passed away peacefully, sitting in his favorite chair, on the afternoon of Tuesday, 29th May 2007.

Bill, who was in his 81st year, will be remembered by many as the longest ever serving editor of Amateur Radio magazine. Bill joined the AR Publications Committee in 1972, became editor in July 1984 and continued in the position until December 1999.

Older amateurs will remember Bill as a keen 2 m operator and constructor. The VK3ABP 2 m valve converter, described in Amateur Radio around 1970, is arguably the most replicated radio equipment ever described in the magazine.

Bill will be sadly missed.


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