SOTA op and QRP’er and MG x2 Frank Lagaet has sadly passed away, he was friends with Zoli HA3HK, and his wife Hilda HG3FLA for over 15 years, they met whilst Frank was on a family holiday in Hungary and they spent many holidays at Lake Balaton every year. He was a contributor to youtube and various Ham websites devoted to QRP activities and he was very much into constructing QRP radios.
Frank left a wife, Christine, and a daughter Phaedra…
Another sad time for sota, worked Frank many times when he was on sota summits. Sorry to hear of the loss of another sota friend.
Condolences to the family. Don G0RQL.
56 years! Too young to leave… RIP Franck and my condolences to the family.
Chris - F4WBN
Thank you for passing on this information Paul. Really sorry to hear we have lost Frank, who I, with NIck G4OOE, met on a summit in Germany by chance, with his friend Rene ON6VI in 2015, and we had many QSOs between 2009 and 2021.
Frank is pictured right on these photos. When operating together they had a powerful station and were loud on the HF bands. Rest in peace Frank, so sorry to hear this.
I’m a year younger so this was a bit of a shock!
@G4OBK @F4WBN @G0RQL His funeral was on Wednesday and it was live-streamed (something I have never come across before), his family wished that his friends who could not attend could view, the link is here: http://www.uitvaartfilm.be/franklagaet
So sad to read this.
I met Frank on the air and in person several times.
RIP Frank, will miss your call on the airwaves …
Sorry to hear that Frank ON6UU is now sadly silent key. My condolence to his family.
Oh, so sad news …
Frank worked many times by me, the final one in April this year.
Deep condolences to Frank’s family
No word to explain my sadness …
Stay in SOTA CLOUDS.
We will miss you Franck.
Sad news again. Condolences to family and friends.
I was sad to read that Frank is no longer with us. His dedication to QRP is well known.
Condolences to his family and friends, including Zoli and Hilda.
It is terrible to hear the sad news. The Belgian SOTA association is loosing a valuable activator and chaser. I’ll always remember the first and only crossed mode SOTA QSO I had with Frank (CW-SSB).
I express my sincere sympathy to his family.