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Old 15-02-2019, 07:34   #1
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Just read a post on the SCCA forum that Bill Trayfors (member name btrayfors) passed away.

He was very knowledgeable in radio and electronics and always ready to contribute to the community. Never got to meet him but shared a lot of messages with him and he sold me a very nice SSB.
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Old 15-02-2019, 08:19   #2
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Helped out hundreds, thousands of people, always focused on truth and facts, not distracted by personality politics.

For me, DC gensets, battery physics. . .

will be missed

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Old 15-02-2019, 08:43   #3
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We were just talking about him the other day.

John, thanks for posting the link to a nice pic of Bill. He will be missed.

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Sad to learn that Bill Trayfors passed away yesterday. He was always a great source of SSB and General Amateur radio knowledge and a gentleman.

My condolences to his family.
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Sad to learn that Bill Trayfors passed away yesterday. He was always a great source of SSB and General Amateur radio knowledge and a gentleman.

My condolences to his family.



Thanks for letting us know.


Hearing that Bill is silent key is a sad day indeed for us on CF -- he was a treasure of knowledge, helpfulness, and good humor. He will be missed.
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Old 15-02-2019, 14:01   #6
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Bill moved onto Fiddlers' Green yesterday evening; I'll be posting more information on this and other forums for those interested. For many years he was my business partner, colleague, and, friend. WA6CCA, 73, de WAĜLSS /MM
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Oh no, this is very sad news.

I considered Bill a friend and I last saw him in early September tucked into Seal Bay on Vinalhaven Island Maine. Seal Bay was one of his favorite spots and he loved his time cruising Maine. We chatted for about an hour or more and I headed back to our boat for dinner. I had no idea it would be the last time I saw him in person.

Bill was was genuine, knew his stuff, was a damn straight shooter and truly one of the good guys in the industry. I will miss his posts and our cruising chats & drinks when we'd bump into each other.



Eight bells Bill... You will be missed.
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Thanks for letting us know.

Hearing that Bill is silent key is a sad day indeed for us on CF -- he was a treasure of knowledge, helpfulness, and good humor. He will be missed.
Indeed, and ditto.
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Very sorry to hear. Bill was knowledgable and I valued his advice.
We exchanged several emails over the years. He is missed.

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Thanks for letting us know.


Hearing that Bill is silent key is a sad day indeed for us on CF -- he was a treasure of knowledge, helpfulness, and good humor. He will be missed.
Yes, I always looked forward to Bill's postings and had hoped that I would get to meet him some day if only on the radio.

RIP Bill.
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Any private messages about Bill can be sent to me and I will print them and share with his family. Thanks to all who have posted.
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Good night sweet Prince: and choirs of angels sing thee to thy rest.
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I was sort of wondering why he hadn't weighed in on any of the electronics threads for quite a while. Very sorry to hear this.


Godspeed, Bill.
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Oh my....sad news!
I've been dealing with family medical issues these past weeks, and now to read this, make my heart sink...
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Fair winds and following seas my friend.....

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Re: Bill Trayfors

We've lost one of our best. To me, Bill exemplified what the spirit of CF should be. He had a great amount of knowledge, shared it freely, and was always pleasant, respectful and friendly.

So sorry he's gone!
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