Allan "Jay" Fox, N5LKJ
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my step dad, Allan "Jay" Fox IV, N5LKJ. Jay was admitted to University of Maryland Medical Center on July 2, 2012 for triple bypass surgery. Due to complications from the surgery, Jay spent two weeks in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at UMDMC. He was unable to overcome the trauma that his body was experiencing and he succumbed to multiple system failure on July 19th around 6pm.
If you would like to contact me about Jay, I can be reached at ka3yan (at) amsat.org
Here is a link to Jay's obituary: http://www.hurleyostrowski.com/obits....php?id=190679
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73 de Brad
My Condolences, God Bless and Comfort you and your Family.
Here is some info. from Jay's QRZ page.
Located in the City of Jersey Village EL29fv, (Houston, Texas) I received my Novice call KB5CVX in 1987. With a Swan 350 connected to an old piece of Romax wire in the attic to form a dipole I began chasing DX. However it was not long before I upgraded to Technician and became N5LKJ.
Now that I had VHF and UHF privileges I bought my second radio a Kenwood Model TR-751A, All Mode 2 meter transceiver. After taking some old coat hangers and forming them into a ground plane antenna that I also placed in our attic I was now on 2 meters.
Following in the footsteps of my Mentor WB5JRD I became interested in Amateur Satellites. Acquiring a Ten Tec Model 2510 Mode B transverter my plans were to use the old Swan and get on AO-10. However I was going to need a power amp, preamp and an elaborate set of satellite antennas before this could be accomplished. However while this was put on hold awaiting money I discovered the Russian Satellite RS-10/11, could be worked with my existing station. This bird had a 2 meter SSB uplink and a 10 meter downlink.
It was not long before I moved the TR-751A to my pick-up and purchased a Uniden 2510, (10 meter rig) to accompany it, thus having a great mobile station capable of working RS-10/11. Discovering that the MIR the Russian Space Station was on 2 meters brought on even more interest it space.On many occasions I worked cosmonauts Musa Manarov U2MIR and Aleksandr Volkov U4MIR aboard MIR, the Russian Space Station. Then while giving a presentation at W5MIR, the Russian Space Exhibit in Ft. Worth, TX I explained my technique for knowing when I could contact MIR. It is really very simple, I take my Icom 2GAT HT set to the MIR operating frequency. Turning the volume up I set the HT on the lectern in front of me. Then As I proceeded with my presentation on mobile RS-10/11 the squelch broke and there was U5MIR calling CQ. To everyone's disbelief I picked up my HT and made the contact.
In 1992 after retiring my 8 year old daughter Megan and I had a 1991 Ford van converted to what we considered our ultimate touring HAM radio station. Since Megan had just recently gotten her ticket and was KB5WBX. we set of on the adventure of a lifetime. I retired to the Eastern Shore of Maryland with my daughter Megan, KB5WBX.
I now live in Royal Oak, MD (FM18vr).
My interests outside of amateur radio include cooking, motorcycles and traveling
73, for now de Allan N5LKJ
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73 K2HAT Lee