Tex Kennedy N5TX - SK on 10/03 - Services Pending 10/6 & 10/7 in San Antonio

Lee Besing

Silent Key <http://sanantoniohams.org/blog/?p=5778> - Tex Kennedy N5TX -
October 3, 2011


Earlier today (10/3) we received confirmation from persons close to the
family of Tex Kennedy N5TX, that he had passed away this morning at the age
of 87. Tex was well known in the ham radio & commercial radio community.
Kennedy Communications over on Rigsby Road, was a tremendous support to the
REACT Teams since the mid 80′s, supplying REACT with multiple GMRS Repeater
sites & equipment on a very affordable site lease. Tex also operated KComm
The Ham Store, and KB Tower company.

Most recently in 2010, he allowed Hill Country REACT to change out their
GMRS 462.600 repeater up near Startzville, for an Amateur Radio repeater on
445.500 MHz, which is now linked by IRLP to other area repeaters in Hays/
Caldwell Counties via the “Devils Backbone” (where do they come up with
these names?). Kennedy Communications was sold back in the early 2000′s
(time?), but first they arranged for 99 year leases to be signed on behalf
of REACT to preserve our GMRS repeater sites. Only the original 462.675 site
in NE San Antonio is still on the air, due to the above mentioned change to
the 462.600 site.



* There will be a visitation/viewing Thursday (10/6) from 4 - 8 PM
* There will be a burial service/burial Friday (10/7) at 4:00 PM

All Services for Tex Kennedy will be at:
Mission Burial Park South
1700 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, TX

The Kennedy family suggests charitable contributions be made to:
Former Students Assn - Texas A&M University

Ed Larose, KS5V


Lee Besing, N5NTG

Phone (210)771-7075 (cell) voice or text msg


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