It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that I have just learnt of the passing of our dear friend Clive Wallis, G3CWV on 27th March 2015.
Clive has been a very staunch supporter of AMSAT from the very early days. Many will recall his intense interest and loyalty in following UOSAT-2/UO-11. He maintained a very comprehensive web site with details of the spacecraft’s activities. He wrote many articles for Oscar News about his activities. He attended many AMSAT-UK Colloquia.
He was awarded the Louis Varney cup for 2015 by the RSGB, and although he knew of the award before his passing, the formal presentation is not until 25 April.
His funeral is to be held on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 at 3.00pm at Christchurch, Bedford Road, Hitchin, Herts, UK. I am sure that his family would appreciate the presence of any AMSAT members who are able to be there.
We send our condolences to his widow, Janet.
Jim Heck G3WGM
Hon Sec AMSAT-UK
For 17 years between 1996 and 2013 Clive produced monthly reports on OSCAR-11 (UoSAT-2).
The report archive is at http://www.g3cwv.co.uk/newsarch.htm
Clive’s OSCAR-11 page http://www.g3cwv.co.uk/oscar11.htm
In 1993 Clive Wallis G3CWV took over distribution of satellite related BBC software