It was sad to hear that Wayne Green, W2NSD passed away last Friday the 13th. I met him once at a hamfest in the 70’s, but I was an avid reader of his editorials in his magazines. While he publishes many over the years, I subscribed to 73 Magazine for many of my younger years as a ham. My interests then began moving more to computing and PCs so I started reading Byte Magazine, the first magazine that many computer geeks and experimenters read. Apple, Compaq and Microsoft weren’t around yet, so much of the magazine was about building and programming your own from scratch. On my.
Wayne was 91 years old. He was a brilliant thinker and was always looking for the next big thing. And he usually found it before everyone else. The history of amateur radio cannot be written without mentioning his name and all that he brought to the hobby. From his website:
Wayne Green passed away on the morning of September 13, 2013 in a peaceful, painless transition from this life on Earth. An eternal optimist, and one who loved to share his neverending zest for life, he was a friend to many and will be missed greatly. Wayne was not afraid of dying and was very much ready to embark on his next great adventure to the afterlife.
W2NSD (Sept 3, 1922 – Sept 13, 2013)