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K1GW, Former Cushcraft president, YCCC member SK on 9/5/19

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by KM1H, Jan 13, 2020.

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  1. KM1H

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    Copied from the obituary better late than never:

    Glen Whitehouse K1GW SK

    It is with a great deal of sadness
    that I report the passing of Glen
    Whitehouse K1GW on September 5 at age
    76, after a long battle with cancer.

    Glen was a Ham for more than 60 years,
    and is known for his far ranging
    interests in operating and technology
    as well as commercial interests.

    Glen was the former President of The
    Cushcraft Antenna Company where he
    initiated a number of technological
    product programs, including the
    Skywalker X7, X9 HF line, and the
    VHF/UHF Yagi line known as Boomers,
    all helping to support the company’s
    leadership position. He came to
    Cushcraft from G.R. Whitehouse & Co.,
    which provided component parts for
    high power amplifiers and tuners.

    Originally from Unity, Maine, Glen
    lived for many years in Amherst, New
    Hampshire before retiring to the
    Raleigh area of North Carolina. He
    earned a B.S. in Electrical
    Engineering from Clarkson University,
    an MBA from Texas A&M, and was a proud
    Air Force veteran who served in
    Thailand during the Vietnam War.

    He was an avid contester being an
    early member and officer of the Yankee
    Clipper Contest Club as well as
    several VHF contest groups. He was a
    member of the Raleigh Area Radio
    Society, an ARRL Life Member and also
    served on several ARRL advisory
    committees including the early no-code
    licensing advisory committee. He was
    an enthusiastic supporter of the hobby
    always encouraging new Hams and
    looking for ways to support them. He
    was a proficient CW operator and DXer,
    working 347 Countries and achieving
    Honor Role status. He remained active
    until almost the end working toward
    new DX goals.

    Those close to him will remember his
    dry sense of humor and quick wit. He
    was always looking for something new
    and taught himself software
    programming and built several SDR home
    brew radios.

    Glen is survived by his wife, Sharon
    of 53 years; daughters, Corrie
    Forsling (Scott) of Park City, Utah
    and Tracy McGuire (Gary) of Holly
    Springs; brother, Fred Whitehouse
    (Grace) of Venice, Florida; and
    grandchildren, Connor McGuire, Trevor
    McGuire, Kendall Kirklen, and Kasey
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