It was a tragic news to read that Hanspeter Kuhlen, DK1YQ, died on September 23 at the age of 69 years. The funeral took place today near Munich.
Hanspeter worked as an engineer in major aerospace companies; in the years before retiring he was mostly involved in frequency management matters on CEPT and ITU level. In the 1980s, he was a member of the RUDAK team in Munich, which at that time introduced the first digital techniques to AMSAT's amateur radio satellites, e.g. AO-40
Being a licensed radio amateur since age of 18 years, he always kept his interest in amateur radio. After retirement he offered his knowledge and expertise to the DARC as a consultant for the problem of compatibility of amateur radio with Galileo satellites on the 23cm band.
In that role he represented the interests of amateurs in talks with EU representatives and other involved parties; he was engaged in studies about this problem at a university in Munich, which were suggested by the German administration.
We will miss him very much, our sympathy to his family.