Reading CW-QTC in Funkamateur 09/19 I saw this sad message that Manfred passed away in June 2019
I remember Manfred very well in the chaser pile ups also as an activator and met him several times in Friedrichshafen at the Sota meeting point at the QSL wall.
Here a google translate from https://www.agcw.org/index.php/de/
In deep sadness we have to say goodbye to our longtime secretary and board member Manfred, DK7ZH. His death tears a big hole and leaves us stunned.
Manfred got his first amateur radio license in 1980, since 1984 he has been on the tapes under the call sign DK7ZH, both on HF and VHF / UHF. As a radio operator, he achieved many high honors, many of the AGCW and the DIG, to which he belonged until 2009.
Already at the beginning of his amateur radio career, he came to AGCW-DL in which he was committed for years as a secretary and board member. In this capacity, he was practically around the clock in use. Many member inquiries and actions, such as the dispatch of hooded sweaters and baseball caps, were managed by him confidently and answered by return mail. Additionally Manfred evaluated the VHF / UHF contest of the AGCW-DL. A stint that is hard to beat. The Board of AGCW-DL praised Manfred’s commitment by appointing an honorary member.
Manfred was secretary to the good soul of the AGCW-DL. Through his friendly and optimistic manner, he was able to constantly smooth the waves and make the right sound, even in controversial matters. In difficult times, he held the AGCW together and sat down passionately for the goals of the club. For many friendly radio amateurs, he was something of the face of the AGCW and tirelessly demonstrated presence. The Ham Radio, Interradio, the Funk.Tag as well as the amateur radio flea market in Dortmund were fixed dates, in which he publicly represented the AGCW. Anyone who got to know Manfred better will also appreciate him as an excellent cook and good host.
After a short illness Manfred died on 07/14/2019 in Offenbach. On 22.07. The urn burial took place, also some OMs of the AGCW could say goodbye to Manfred here.
Our sincere condolences go to his partner Lisa, his daughter and sons, his grandchildren as well as all his friends and relatives. The board of the AGCW takes a heavy heart from Manfred farewell and will grant him a dignified memory.
Martin Gloger, DM4CW