It is with great sadness that we announce that Sam Bell G0SBI has passed away. He was 83 years old. Sam joined Riviera ARC in June and attended club meetings during the summer. He had gained his amateur radio licence in 1989 and although he had done some DX’ing, his favourite aspect of the hobby was construction. Sam had been involved in training at his previous club in Lancashire. Although we only knew Sam for a short time, he was enthusiastic about helping others newer to the hobby. Sam had given a ‘Manual ATU’ demonstration in July and showed one of his construction projects, an Elecraft K3 Transceiver, in August. We will miss his cheerful personality at club meetings.
Our deepest condolences go to Sam’s widow, family and friends.