Re: Fraser Sheperd
Brian Flynn GM8BJF
I remember Fraser Shepard well. When I was at school here in Edinburgh there was a Radio Club in the school and he used to visit us regularly as he was an FP of the school. He lived in Dunfermline in Fife and owned a hotel. He and Harry Mackie GM3FYB also from Dunfermline built up a moonbounce setup on 70cm in the mid 1960s to do tests with a station at the Arecibo Dish in Puerto Rico. If I recall correctly they did not actually make a QSO but got a QRZ back from Aricibo. There was a picture of Harry Mackie beside the dish on the front of a copy of the RSGB Bulletin from about 1966 if anyone still has them!toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
He was quite a flamboyant character and was a very keen VHF operator,
mainly on 2m if I recall.
He died suddenly about 1970 of a heart attack and must have been relatively young. I dont know the origins of the award but it was set up after he died to commomorate his his name and contribution to VHF.
I am still in touch with people from the old school rqadio club who are still active and may have a better recollection of him.
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