I just learned via Patrick Martin on the Hard-Core-DX mailing list that DXer Dr Richard Wood passed away yesterday at the age of 67 following a heart attack. Dr Richard Wood was one of the most experienced mediumwave DXers in the world, and his was one of the names I heard most often in my early years as a DXer in the 1960’s. He was also a contributor to the World Radio TV Handbook and its offshoot, How to Listen to the World.
A native of Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, Dr Wood taught at several universities in the United States, as well as in Norway and Saudi Arabia, and was a remarkable linguist, which helped him enormously in his chosen hobby. He later settled in Hawaii, from where he was able to log some very rare mediumwave stations, and remained an active DXer right up to his death.