WAP has just got the sad news of VE7IG SK.
Reginald J. Beck VE7IG (VE1DXA) passed away on July 24. First licensed as VE7ANI the day of his 18th birthday in June 1956.
Reg was a great DXer and one of the most active Antarctic Hunters; he did share his huge Antarctica QSL collection with us; his ancient and precious QSL cards are loaded into the WAP Antarctic QSL Gallery
We keep a fantastic recall of Reg when long ago (1991) he did join us for the 1st IOTA Meeting held in Loano Italy. Reg was guest in our houses and we spent a wonderful time together.
The pictures show some of that moments. (pic above, L to R: Gianni I1HYW, Yuki, JI6KVR, Max IK1GPG, Betty IK1QFM and among us Reg, VE7IG)
The pic below, shows L to R: EA5KB, CT4NH, IK1GPG, I1BSN, IK1HSS and the good friend Reg VE7IG.
The Antarctic Community have lost one of his best guys, a professional Ham, a very skilled operator and a real good friend, always ready to help.
Reg is holding WAP WACA & WAP-WADA Top Honor rolls with 334 Antarctic callsigns (WACA) and 139 Bases worked (WADA)
Rest in Peace Reg, we’ll never forget you.
On behalf of the Hams and Antarctic Community, our deepest condolences to his family