If you could…

If you could sit down and have a conversation with any ham past or present, who would it be?

I’ve had the honor of meeting and becoming friends with many of my heroes including Martti-OH2BH, Zorro-JH1AJT, Don Miller-W9WNV, David-K3LP, Hrane-YT1AD and others.

If I could sit down and have a conversation with Chuck Brady-N4BQW (SK) I would really enjoy that. Chuck Brady was an extremely accomplished individual. A Medical Doctor, a Captain in the US Navy, a NASA Astronaut, a devoted amateur radio operator having operated from Wake Island, Kingman Reef, Bouvet and other places.

Brady

While I never met Chuck Brady, I think I would have liked him. He was a man of action. He did things that others just dream of doing. He appears to have been a driven and accomplished individual. I would like to have asked him about his small boat voyage to Kingman Reef from Palmyra. I would like to have listened to him tell me about his time on Bouvet. It’s very tragic how and why his life ended and his state of mind at the time.

Who knows what Chuck Brady could have achieved if he were still with us.

What do you think?

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