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March 23, 2023 By: Chris G3YHF Category: Club

It is with sadness that we share the news that long time club member Vic Trend M0AEJ became a silent key last weekend. 
Whilst recent failing health has meant that his callsign might not be instantly recognisable to newer members, Vic was a constant presence at Club events on site at Wythall, and on air, for many years. 
Antenna and QTH limitations meant he was never a huge signal from his home in Moseley, but he regularly entered club contests going back to the mid 90’s, and also took part in the RSGB Club Championship and UKAC events on 80m and 2m helping to boost the team scores. 
He was also a fan of RTTY.
Vic also enjoyed the morse proficiency classes run before the regular Tuesday meetings.  Vic would also diligently take minutes for the club AGM’s year after year.
In his working life, Vic worked at Birmingham University in a lab environment.
Many will remember Vic as a quietly spoken man, but he was very supportive of the club activities, our rallies and our field days. He was always there as a volunteer and highly dependable.
We understand that Vic’s funeral will be on 4th April at 3.30pm at Redditch crematorium.
We send our condolences to his widow Jane and their family on their loss.
The photos show:  

Vic and Jane, his wife, at the Club’s summer barbecue; Vic building beam at National Field Day; Chris G0EYO and Vic building antennas at NFD; Vic in the field day caravan.

Lee G0MTN/ Chris G0EYO