October 7, 2004 -- Larry Kayser, VA3LK/WA3ZIA, of Westport, Ontario, Canada, died unexpectedly October 5. He was 64. An ARRL International Life Member, Kayser was widely known throughout the Amateur Radio community for his technical expertise as well as his operating skill and accomplishments.
In February 2001, Kayser and Laurie Mayhead, G3AQC, made ham radio history by completing the first two-way transatlantic Amateur Radio exchange on 136 kHz. A consummate experimenter, Kayser in recent years was very active in low-frequency work, but in earlier decades he was involved in Amateur Radio satellites and contributed to the AMSAT AO-7 project.
A member of the First Class CW Operators Club (FOC), Kayser for a time during the 1990s edited the "CW Today" column for The Canadian Amateur, the journal of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). In addition to ARRL and RAC, Kayser belonged to the Quarter Century Wireless Association.
He was retired from Bell Canada. Survivors include his wife, Joyce, VE3JAK. No information is available on arrangements.
Death Notices (10/09/04)