The Late John Taplin

 

John Taplin was a member of our local Hastings Electronics and Radio Club. Though blind as you can see from this short video extracted from a DVD depicting a couple of our other members when making a inventory of his large collection of equipment after his death,  he was a very keen and active Radio Amateur for many years. He was even known to have climbed out of the window of the upper ‘ shack ‘ in this video to climb on the roof to install and adjust the aerials. He often burnt his fingers doing the soldering of his equipment, much of which he installed entirely by himself. He was also a keen Ballroom dancer, and can be seen here playing the piano. The centre where the club holds its meetings was named after him and used by the local RNIB.

 

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Full VIDEO  wait for loading 8 Mb

 

Short Video        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4BQNsUpPMY

 

Short audio biographies of John Taplin by John Heys G3BDQ

http://www.sigord.co.uk//SF/TaplinBios/1%20John%20Taplin.mp3

http://www.sigord.co.uk//SF/TaplinBios/2%20John%20Taplin.mp3