The 376th article at Shortwave America is a sad one that we wish did not have to be published under such tragic circumstances.
The W5YI Amateur Radio and Commercial Licensing Resources website has announced that Fred Maia - W5YI has passed away after fighting a long battle with cancer. Fred left the world behind on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012.
Memorial service will be held, 3:00pm, Saturday March 31, 2012 at Moore Funeral Home 1219 North Davis Dr., Arlington, TX 76012
The W5YI Group website states the following information:
In Honor of Fred Maia - Founder of W5YI Group, W5YI-VEC, National Radio Examiners, our offices will be closed for business Friday, March 30th and will re-open Monday, April 2nd.
Fred has left behind an amazing history in the world of radio and will be missed by many. The staff of Shortwave America, and PCJ Media wish to pass on our deepest sympathies and condolences to Fred's family and friends.