Today July 28, 2004 marks the day W1AZU call sign officially expires. On July 1, 2000 Raymond O. Forand (W1AZU) passed on after a brief illness. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/daily/07-00/07-04-00/zzzddobi.htm I became a licensed HAM operator in April 2002 and, unfortunately, never had the opportunity to make contact with him on the airwaves. However I had the honorable experience with “Mr. Forand” as my Electrical Instructor in the late 70’s at Old Colony Vocational High School. http://www.oldcolony.tec.ma.us Therefore today the fellowship of HAM operators around the world pay tribute to W1AZU who in his Career/Vocation taught many young minds the theory, practical applications, and respect of electricity. Thank you Mr. Forand.