Thank you, Tetsu San JA0CAW

It was with great sadness that I learned yesterday of the death of my long-time friend Tetsu-san.
Along with Colin VK5HI, Tetsu was my mentor when I started in the satellite business over 30 years ago. He was instrumental in the success of the COMPASS-1 mission. We were a small global team then, working very closely and hand in hand every day. I am very grateful for his patience, tireless helpfulness and loyalty over the years. Many of us have missed Tetsu since last year. It is all the more sad now that the hope for an improvement has not been fulfilled. It is a great loss to the satellite community. My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences go out to his family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Tetsu-san…


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