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was part of.
George Baker - W5YR - SK
W5YR, George Baker, known to many of you as the "Yellow Rose" passed away while undergoing heart surgery Thursday night. George had struggled with medical problems resulting from a heart valve replacement that was performed in June of 2004. George was 75-years young.
Many of you know George as a result of his unselfish efforts to help so many amateurs expand their technical knowledge. He was always happy to do a technical training session or make a technical presentation on antennas, baluns, transmission lines, and many other subjects of interest to the ham community. He made many such presentations to QRP Amateur Radio Clubs that were fortunate to number him among their members, and at many hamfests, including Hamcom in Dallas. George was a natural teacher and was more than technically qualified to present difficult topics in a meaningful and understandable manner.
The family has advised that there will be a viewing Tuesday, 22 Mar. from 5-7pm at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Exit 38 off of Hwy 75, Allen, TX 75013,
Phone: 972-424-7834. A graveside service will be held for family and friends Wednesday, 23 Mar at 2-pm.
The family has requested no flowers be sent, but donations be made to one of the ARRL Scholarship Funds (see the details at the bottom of the "Silent Keys" list in any QST) or to the American Heart Association (contact a local chapter for details).