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Jack, VE1ZZ in hospital

18. září 2007 v 0:06 | Petr, OK1RP |  Home
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Hi all,
unfortunatelly I have to post over here bad news which I found in Top band mailing list from Joe, VO1NA as follows:
Opal, Jack's XYL called to tell me that Jack is in hospital
having suffered a heart attack. He is in intensive care on the 4th floor of Dartmouth General and is alert and talking, but in need of rest.

This came as a shock to Opal and anyone who knows Jack as he had been very active and healthy. I offered to let the 160m DX'ers know about this so they can send their best wishes and hopes that he will be QRV on top band again soon.

Orig.published on : Topband mailing list
Well -> who know Jack Leahy, VE1ZZ please cross the fingers to him to recovery asap and come back on the air again. Jack was my first Canadian station on Topband when I worked as OL1BVR and one of the first DX over here. Jack is part of the Topband history and for most of us the 160m band operation teacher...
73, Petr OK1RP

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1 Petr, OK1RP Petr, OK1RP | 21. září 2007 v 15:24 | Reagovat

Hi all,

good news comes to mailing list from Yuri, K3BU about Jack, VE1ZZ as follows:

I just talked to Opal, Jack's XYL and looks like Jack is beyond the danger, slowly recovering.

They inserted two stems in his big top band heart and there is hope that he would be coming home tomorrow.

He would have to slow down for a while, but knowing jack, not for long.

I enjoyed visiting jack few times, operating from his place and setting few top band records.

If anyone is king of scrounging and home brewing, it is Jack. With limited resources he is able to build and operate his 'ZZ beacon and hower at the top of the top band DXCC.

Perhaps the most famous feature of his station is the hardline "connector" made by clamping the shields with hose clamp, soldering the center conductors and insulating - weather proofing with upside down soda bottle.

Jack turned 74 and next year will be celebrating 60 years in ham radio.

Prayers and speedy recovery old friend!

Yuri, K3BU, VE3BMV, VE1BY, CG1ZZ, VA1A, VC1A  from VE1ZZ

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