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Remembering Norman Fitch, G3FPK

Norman wrote the VHF column in Short Wave Magazine for many years and in 1989 took over from Ken Willis G8VR, the VHF column in RadCom, for which he wrote until 2010 when he became a Silent Key.

He was also on the RSGB’s VHF Committee for a number of years.

I first knew Norman in the late seventies when I was an avid VHF DX chaser. I used to talk to him quite often on 2 metres SSB and contributed information for use in his VHF column in Short Wave Magazine, which covered 4M to 23cm either over the air or in letters I used to send to him. This was of course prior to the advent of email.

Norman was a kind, helpful and knowledgeable enthusiast who taught me a lot about working DX on VHF, and he was a real gentleman as was evident on the couple of occasions I had the honour to meet him.

Norman is missed and remembered with great affection.