27 Dec

Lawrence Lygren, W1DBX – SK

2012-12-27It is with great regret that we announce the passing of Lawrence Lygren, W1DBX (formerly WB1DBX) of Acushnet, MA.  Larry passed away on the morning of Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the New Bedford Health Care Center in the north end of New Bedford after a long battle with cancer.

Larry became an amateur radio operator back in 1976.  He was the original owner and builder of SCMARG’s 145.490 Fairhaven repeater in 1985.  He also enjoyed HF and was an early adopter of digital modes such as packet in the 1980s.  He was known for experimenting with new aspects of the hobby along with longtime friend Sonny (W1ESG, SK).

Larry worked for Tremblay’s Bus Company in New Bedford for many years along with his wife Danielle (KA1BHH) and more recently at Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) before retiring.  He had lived in New Bedford for most of his life and had just recently moved to Acushnet.  His obituary is expected to be in The Sunday Standard-Times.  We send our sympathy to his family for their loss.  May he rest in peace.

05 Feb

William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR – SK

2007-02-05The South Coast lost a friend in amateur radio on February 5, 2007.  William M. Miller, Jr., K1IBR passed away just before 2:00am after a brief illness.  Without a doubt, no one can deny that Bill did a lot for the amateur radio community.  He touched many people’s lives with his vast knowledge and dedication.  He was a longtime member of the Southeastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association, Inc. (SEMARA) where he served as Technical Committee Chairman for several years.  Bill was always willing to help others with technical projects without asking for anything in return.  He will be missed.

  • To read more, please follow this link to the K1IBR Tribute on the SEMARA web site.