Well-Known Contester and Contest Station Builder Grady Ferguson, W5FU, SK

Contest Station Builder Grady Ferguson W5FU SK

A well-known contester and the co-builder of contest stations in Texas and Nevada, Grady Ferguson, W5FU (ex-NA5R), died of COVID-19 on July 14. He was 76.

He was best known for his activities with the Texas DX Society in the 1970s and 1980s and, with Tom Taormina, K5RC, built a multi-operator contest station in Texas that had a few outings before Hurricane Alicia destroyed it in 1983. In 2007, Taormina and Ferguson restarted their efforts, building the Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN, in Virginia City, Nevada.

tribute page has been set up on the W7RN website. Ferguson authored the article, “Some Solutions for Sharing Resources in Multi-operator Stations,” which appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of NCJ. — Thanks to Tom Taormina, K5RC

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