Tuesday, February 27, 2024

5 years already?

 My thanks to KC Kerchner for posting this on Facebook:

Hank Greeb, N8XX passed away on  February 26, 2019. Licensed as WN∅FVD in 1951, he wrote about his TX for CQ in 1952. An active QRP operator, he enjoyed NPOTA. Hank will be missed far and (world) wide.

Hank was most definitely a dedicated QRPer and he was in just about every QRP Sprint or operating event that there was. If you didn't work N8XX, it was like you didn't participate in the event.

What I especially enjoyed were his postings to e-mail reflectors and the like. He would always use - what would be the correct term? ......... malaprops?  He would write things like "lettuce pray" and that sort of thing. His ability to use words to create a chuckle were always welcome and just added to his unpretentious, down home feel.

If Hank were alive today, I'm willing to bet that he'd be one of the leaders in just about every category of POTA. And KC was definitely correct - Hank, you are sorely missed.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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