[A-DX] SWRG#59: "...Oldrich Cip, HFCC Founder, Dies"

Sa Aug 4 09:34:09 CEST 2018

 From Radio World:

Oldrich Cip, HFCC Founder, Dies

He established the High Frequency Coordination Conference in 1991

31 July 2018

The High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC) has announced
that its founder and vice chairman Oldrich Cip passed away on
July 27.

According to the HFCC's statement, Cip was involved in radio
since he was a child, first as an amateur radio hobbyist, later
as a staff member of Czechoslovak and then Czech Radio in the
international broadcasting departments.

As a college graduate in the field of Humanities, he spent most
of his working life as a frequency manager and schedule planner.
For a number of years he hosted a DX program on Radio Prague
under the pen name Peter Skala.

After the end of the Cold War, Cip believed that broadcasters
from both sides of the conflict should come together and develop
a new system of planning and coordination for shortwave
broadcasting. This led to the establishment of the HFCC in 1991.
Cip was chairman of the HFCC until 2015, and served as the
group's vice chairman thereafter.

Cip lived in Prague, although he frequently spent time in his
country house, where he enjoyed woodworking, guitar and country
music, vintage graphics, photography and time with his family.

Cip was married with two adult sons, Oldrich Jr. and Vladislav.
Vladislav is the HFCC secretary who manages the day-to-day
operations of the organization.


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