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Silent Key 17 May 2019 (81)
Michael Walters, G3JVL, 17th May 2019
radcomtecheditor | May 20, 2019
Michael Walters, G3JVL, passed away on the 17th of May 2019 at the age of 81.
He will be well known for providing help and encouragement to many people in their early days on 10GHz in the 70s and 80s, and being a member of the RSGB Microwave Committee, contributing to the Microwave Manual. From 1967 he lived on Hayling Island (SE Hampshire).
He will be particularly remembered for his G3JVL 10GHz transverter design which pioneered SSB, troposcatter and rainscatter on 10GHz. Other interests included his Loop Yagi designs and the use of the Alford Slot omni antenna on microwave beacons.
His interests were not limited to microwaves – for example, in the early 70s, he built the TF3VHF beacon and had the first contact with TF3EA on 4m.
He will be sadly missed but not forgotten.
Tribute by Julian, G3YGF