Tom Kneitel,W4XAA

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by WB7VEH, Aug 25, 2008.

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  1. WB7VEH

    WB7VEH Ham Member QRZ Page

    i just got word from from a dif web site that long time ham and writer,tom kneitel,w4xaa has [passed away;he had been the founding editor for CQ and popular communications,ive not seen this in major news,nor on any other ham sites yet,but i wanted to pass it along to all of you,radio has indeed lost a freind'
     
  2. WA3VJB

    WA3VJB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hope this isn't true.

    Tom was Editor of PopComm when I did some writing for them in the 1990s.

    He ran a good magazine and it was a pleasure to contribute to it.
     
  3. KE8BG

    KE8BG Ham Member QRZ Page

    :( Sorry to hear that. I cut my teeth reading old hand me down issues of CQ magazine with his articles. I want to think a couple other magazines as well.
    I am sure I have some books still on my shelf here..

    He'll be missed..

    Duane
     
  4. WA4ILH

    WA4ILH Subscriber QRZ Page

    I also grew up reading Tom. He authored a lot of articles for scanner/CB stuff as well as many ham radio related articles. Lots of stuff in CQ in years past. I was a little surprised this was moved from T&O. Tom made a big contribution to ham radio.
    Tom WA4ILH
     
  5. N2RJ

    N2RJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wow!!!

    Tom was an icon. I enjoyed reading his stuff. :(
     
  6. OH1AXV

    OH1AXV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Really sorry to hear that Tom has passed! I enjoyed reading his columns and I´ve got one of his books on my shelf - it´s long past its sell by date, but I still relish Tom´s humorous remarks about his "own" circuit ideas! Tom shall have a special place in ham´s heaven!
     
  7. AB8RU

    AB8RU Ham Member QRZ Page

    If I recall correctly

    He ran articles and handle was Tom Cat I believe his article was Catting with Tom Cat or something like that.

    also I think he was on a ARRL DX pedition I think if that was the same person.
     
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