After several months of battling significant heart problems, I’m saddened to report the passing of Mike Knight, K4IJ last evening. Mike was very instrumental in the design & implementation of the Virginia Three Dog Repeater System. Mike worked closely with several of us to link the Three Dog Repeater system to NC HEARS. Mike was only 45 years old.
Mike’s passionate involvement in Amateur radio in the New River Valley of VA was obvious to all that knew him, either in person or on the air. He worked with hospitals & emergency preparedness organizations to promote amateur radio as back-up communications and also taught ham radio license classes for technician, general and Morse code. He was a ham’s ham, passing his knowledge to others and truly promoting the hobby.
Mike was also a well known voice in broadcast radio, an industry he truly loved.
Mike is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sharon; his mother Margaret & many other friends & family.
Please join me in keeping his friends & family in your thoughts & prayers in the coming days.
73s one last time Mike, K4IJ, from all your friends at NC HEARS.