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Wayne Green, W2NSD /SK
« on: September 17, 2013, 05:30:10 PM »
PETERBOROUGH — An iconic figure in the Peterborough publishing industry, Wayne Green, died Friday at the age of 91.

A ham radio enthusiast who created 73 magazine in the early 1960s, he was one of the founders of Byte magazine, which eventually became the nation’s largest computer publication. After leaving Byte, he went on to found a number of other computing magazines, including Kilobaud  (later called  Microcomputing),  80-Micro,  inCider,  Hot CoCo  and  RUN  before selling his company to IDG in the early 1980s and moving on to create magazines about music and cold fusion technology.

Along the way, he recruited many people to the Peterborough area to work on his publications, developing a reputation as a mercurial boss.

“My father employed hundreds of people and put all his money right back into the businesses,” said his daughter, Sage Belber of Scituate, Mass., on Monday. “He could be a tough guy to work for but his heart was in the right place. He was concerned about furthering things, reaching new potential. He was all about spreading the word.”

Belber said her father, who had lived in Hancock for many years but had recently moved to Peterborough, died at Monadnock Community Hospital.

http://www.ledgertranscript.com/artsliving/8535625-95/wayne-green-magazine-pioneer-dies-at-91

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Re: Wayne Green, W2NSD /SK
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 05:43:29 PM »
Thanks Ed for posting this article.

Wayne was a NEAR-Fest Lifetime Pass holder and also presented a couple of forums.  We caught up with Wayne snd several of the NEAR-Fester gang over at Patty's enjoying some of her outstanding apple crisp at NEAR-Fest IV in October 2008.


Wayne with Brown, W1NZR and Timtron, WA1HLR.


Wayne with 'Twoof', K1KWF. kilt and all.


Wayne with Todd, KA1KAQ


Bye, old friend.  R.I.P.

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Re: Wayne Green, W2NSD /SK
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 10:52:56 AM »
Wayne Green W2NSD/1 passed away on Friday September 13th 2013 at the fine old age of 91..

I sure hope I make it to 91 with my marbles more or less intact. 

Wayne was a NEAR-Fest lifetime pass recipient.  I spoke with him a few weeks ago and he was looking forward to attending NEAR-Fest XIV on October 11th/12th.

One thing he did a couple years ago is place the entire  73 MAGAZINE archives in the public domain and they are all available online at no charge to anyone who wants them.

http://archive.org/details/73-magazine

There's lots of good stuff on the site.

Also his Web page contains some of his last writings as well as many tributes from folks who knew and worked with him over the years including NEAR-Fest's Media and Public Relations Director, Waren, W1GUD/4.

http://www.waynegreen.com/wayne/news.html

W3NE wrote on AM FONE:

"Wayne Green's 73 Magazine was many things (similar to West Coast RADIO of the 'thirties and Ham Radio) that QST was not. His iconoclast editorials might have upset Hartford, but he had several excellent ideas that would have shaken the cobwebs out of Aunty ARRL, including amateur representation in Washington, D.C. and opposition to relaxation by the FCC of requirements for a ticket.

Many 73 authors, especially W6SAI, had a sense for practical mechanical design that QST projects often lacked. The magazine's mobile AM transmitters and receiver/converters, for instance, incorporated mechanical design principles that lent them to actual installation in a car -- not just a default chassis in a cover photo. Wayne was a prominent  RTTY advocate, and the regular series by Byron Kretzman in 73 was a constant source of latest RTTY technology. VHF equipment designs were generally more in line with current industry developments and practical construction than the pedestrian equipment described in QST. Some of his editorials ran off the rails, but that added interest and variety from the competition's religious-like pronouncements. RIP, Wayne!"


Wayne was quite the character.  Another amateur radio iconic figure is gone.

73,

Mister Mike, W1RC