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GOODBYE BILL

Updated: Jun 4

SILENT KEY


Our good friend and long club member and mentor to others Bill GRYPSTRA passed away on Saturday 1st June.


Bill has been an integral part of the club for many many years, and working with Allan used his talents to create and build the famous Famparc HF Whip.


Rest in Peace our good friend.. You will be missed !



Remember BillThanks to Trevor vk4bat for Famparc

 


Goodbye to my old mate. Billy


One of the most wonderful members of FAMPARC I have ever known


Bill was a radio student of mine in the mid nineties when I was living at Carrum.


Bill became the quintessential member. Being the ‘engineer’ in the FAMPARC whip project President of the club for many years and Club Net Co-Ordinator for over 20 years


Billy VK3MMM achieved his standard licence with me. I remeadially coached his CW and still have no idea how he passed. But through his sheer determination and ethic he passed


He would also we help anyone who was active. I built many an offshoot of the FAMPARC whip. The best the 13’ 160m version Billy and Alan VK3AB SK Helped make this great antenna a reality. Billy was always keen to assist.


Billy was a key driver in the whip project making FAMPARC popular and financially successful to sustain its future


On the net, the ultimate ringmaster that never faltered and was funny when he did it. For over twenty years


So long my friend I will miss our deep and meaningful conversations on the back tailgate of the Falcon Wagon


Billy you will be sorely missed by all your friends at FAMPARC sleep tight.


Peter Willmott VK3TQ


 

Bill was not just a past member he was a past president

Rip Bill


Peter VK3IJ



 

I did not know Bill all that well, but I do know what he had done for the club, such a legend..


I loved his grumby outlook on life, a front of course, but even with that, I could always make him sing... Memories... la la la la la..


You will always be remembered my good friend ! Keep singing mate..


Craig Shine VK3NCR..



 

I only knew bill as the Gate keeper. He would be sitting at the door to the club rooms, and ensured that coffee fees where paid, and registration for meeting signed. Until the end he was handing out gear that others may have a use for and I know this first hand due to a radio from a Lancaster Bomber, which is in the hands of the Benalla Aviation Museum. Thank you Bill for your dedication to the club and its core functions. Rest in Peace and may the radios continue to communicate with you.


Harry Williams VK3GQK


 





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Membro desconhecido
02 de jun.

Rest in peace Bill. Please let me know of any memorial arrangements. I'd like to pay my repects.

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Membro desconhecido
02 de jun.

I only knew bill as the Gate keeper. He would be sitting at the door to the club rooms, and ensured that coffee fees where paid, and registration for meeting signed. Until the end he was handing out gear that others may have a use for and I know this first hand due to a radio from a Lancaster Bomber, which is in the hands of the Benalla Aviation Museum. Thank you Bill for your dedication to the club and its core functions. Rest in Peace and may the radios continue to communicate with you.

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03 de jun.
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Nice words Harry.. thank you !


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Membro desconhecido
02 de jun.

Rest In Peace bill

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Membro desconhecido
02 de jun.

Farewell Bill..

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Membro desconhecido
02 de jun.

Goodbye to my old mate. Billy


One of the most wonderful members of FAMPARC I have ever known


Bill was a radio student of mine in the mid nineties when I was living at Carrum.


Bill became the quintessential member. Being the ‘engineer’ in the FAMPARC whip project President of the club for many years and Club Net Co-Ordinator for over 20 years


Billy VK3MMM achieved his standard licence with me. I remeadially coached his CW and still have no idea how he passed. But through his sheer determination and ethic he passed


He would also we help anyone who was active. I built many an offshoot of the FAMPARC whip. The best the 13’ 160m version Billy and Alan…


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02 de jun.
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Beautiful words and thoughts !


Thank you !

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