Dr Tim RIP

Those of us who have been around in the world of free radio on the Short waves over the years will know the name of Dr. Tim.
He was a champion of pirate radio and liked nothing better than stringing up a longwire between two trees and attaching a portable transmitter for 48 meters, car battery and sound source;
originally a cassette player and latterly I suspect a MP3 player.
He would run low power and often gave his station a variety of names, including Radio BZN, because “Annie” was one of his favorite ladies.
I met him on a couple of occasions and I shall miss his vitality and his passion for pirate radio. All the best to Dr. Tim’s family.
SWCH published more details (reproduced here in English):
This morning the news came in that Werner (Radio Doctor Tim) from the shortwave has passed away on Sunday.
Werner had been hospitalized with pneumonia and died from the illness. The swcholland team wishes the family and friends a lot of strength. Original link here: After a few bad days in the hospital, he fell asleep peacefully. We all knew him as Doctor Tim and no matter where he appeared, the atmosphere was good, especially at 48 and 76 meters. He did a lot and everyone who knows the scene knows what kind of veteran he was. Let us cherish him and remember the many funny and beautiful moments that we had with him at every summer meeting or DX camp. As of the end of 2021, the Doctor Tim website, where he posted numerous colorful self-made eQSLs for many listeners who heard his self-made and named stations, remains online.

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