It is sad to report that Sid has passed away in Ethiopia. Sid, a former member of LSWC has worked in Africa for a number of years.
He was instrumental in setting up the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society and getting ET3AA on the air. LSWC and the National Hamfest donated a FT450 transceiver, which is the station’s main rig.
He enlisted the help of a US DX group who were able to get a large number of students at the University of Ethiopia through the US licence exams including some to Extra Class.
He has a number of very prominent members of the Amateur Radio world who have taken a great interest in his work. His enthusiasm and drive has carried others along with him. He will be a great loss to the hobby.
Just a few days ago Sid sent an e-mail telling me that he would be flying into the UK and coming straight up to the National Hamfest. Sadly he didn’t make it.
The ET3AA website carries a very simple but heartfelt message www.et3aa.com