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“Jyl, I met Rich in 1966 at KamiSeya. An instant friend and someone to show me the ropes He seemed to do this for every "new guy" who came into the...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Harry Stordahl - Sundance, WY

“Richard Strand was always the technical man to follow and learn from when were were CTs in Japan. He was always learning and never satisfied with...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: thomas h. powell - mill city, OR

“I have only known Rich the past few years. Always at his station in Kenai, Alaska, being one of his SSB Multi Op crew members. He had built...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Carl WL7BDO - Nenana, AK

“I first met Rich when I was living in Fairbanks in the early 90's. He offered our radio club, Arctic Amateur Radio Club, a great tour of the NOAA...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Myron Babcock - CO - Friend

“Richard had a very amiable personality which was the very first impression I got when I was taking his duet lecture with Mike at TOW2015. I am glad...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Ming Zhang

“I will miss Rich very much. The world has lost a truly great man and ham radio op. I have such great memories of operating at his station for W1AW...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Corliss Kimmel - Anchorage, AK

“Little things hit hardest. In the house and ham shack I am surrounded by signs of Rich and Jyl, who lived here decades before I bought the home from...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Larry Ledlow - Fairbanks, AK

“I knew Richard when we worked together at Gilmore Tracking Station. He worked up at the NASA VLBI sight and I worked down in the NOAA operations...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Harold Groetsema - Fairbanks, AK

“I am very sad to hear his passing. He was very kind. It was nice memory driving Haystack to Boston with him on Ed-san's car after TOW. I miss him. ...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Mamoru Sekido - Friend

“My first encounter with Rich was at Dayton Hamvention...way back...as KA5PQD, I am the wife of W5GN, a fellow contest Operator. Walking with Barry...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Judith Spencer Merrill - Dallas, TX

“I first met Rich Strand, KL7RA, at Dayton in the late '90s, when I asked him where was the best place to see the aurora, and he invited us to come...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Barry Merrill - Dallas, TX

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Rich KL7RA. I don't recall meeting him but we chatted on the air and once on the telephone. ...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Lloyd Cabral - Keaau, HI

“Rich was know to many thousands of amateur radio operators over the years and was greatly appreciated for his contribution to our hobby. He has now...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Albert Crespo - Keeau, HI

“It was a pleasure to know Rich and will miss our conversations on many subjects on which he was well versed. It will be tough to replace his vast...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Don Sousa - MA

“I had the honor to meet Rich the first time at a TOW in 2005. My favorite teacher at the TOW's since then, and a very nice person. He will be deeply...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Roger Hammargren

“Uncle Rich was always ahead of his time. Growing up, he always seemed to have a technical understanding of things that were just out of reach for...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Erik Stevens - Jackson, MI

“Our deepest sympathies to the family fro all here at the Warkworth IVS Station in New Zealand. Rich was a big help to us over the last 5 years...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: stuart weston - Auckland

“It was a great pleasure to work with Rich. Our deepest condolences to his family. Laura La Porta, Simone Bernhard, Arno Mueskens, Uwe Bach (Bonn...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Laura, Simone, Arno, Uwe

“Rich was one of the first people I met in the VLBI community when I started to work in 2003. It was a the TOW and I was listening to his lecture down...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Alessandra Bertarini Bonn Germany

“Rich and I met in 1985 at my first VLBI meeting in Washington DC. The station managers and operators were sent off to discuss station concerns...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Mike Poirier - Leominster, MA

“Aloha to Rich and his Family: Myself and some of the KPGO crew have had the honor to meet Rich and learn from his extensive VLBI experience at the...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Chris Coughlin - Kauai, HI

“I've counted Rich as a best friend since we met in 1984. I came to Fairbanks to make arrangements to take over one of the (then unused) 85' dish...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Clark (K3IO) - Clarksville, MD

“Jyl I am so sorry to hear about Rich's death he was a great guy, you have our deepestsympathy. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Curt & Sue Schmidt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jyl I am so sorry to hear about Rich's death he was a great guy, you have our deepest sympathy. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Curt & Sue Schmidt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jyl I am so sorry to hear about Richards death he was great man,you have our deepest samphay ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Curt & Sue Schmidt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Jyl I am so very very sorry for your loss our prayers and thought are with you and you family. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Curt and Sue Schmidt - Fort Wayne, IN

“Condolences to his family & friends. ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: IV3AZV - Gorizia - Italy


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Richard was born on December 17, 1945 and passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015.

Richard was a resident of Anchorage, Alaska.

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