Silent Key – Tex Kennedy N5TX – October 3, 2011

Earlier today (10/3) we received confirmation from persons close to the family of Tex Kennedy N5TX, that he had passed away this morning at the age of 87.   Tex was well known in the ham radio & commercial radio community.  Kennedy Communications over on Rigsby Road, was a tremendous support to the REACT Teams since the mid 80’s, supplying REACT with multiple GMRS Repeater sites & equipment on a very affordable site lease.  Tex also operated KComm The Ham Store, and BK Tower company.

Most recently in 2010, he allowed Hill Country REACT to change out their GMRS 462.600 repeater up near Startzville, for an Amateur Radio repeater on 445.500 mhz, which is now linked by IRLP to other area repeaters in Hays/ Caldwell Counties via the “Devils Backbone”  (where do they come up with these names?).  Kennedy Communications was sold back in the early 2000’s (time?), but first they arranged for 99 year leases to be signed on behalf of REACT to preserve our GMRS repeater sites.   Only the original 462.675 site in NE San Antonio is still on the air, due to the above mentioned change to the 462.600 site.

As we find out more details regarding funeral arrangements, etc, we will be posting them here.



  • There will be a visitation/viewing Thursday (10/6) from  4 – 8 PM
  • There will be a burial service/burial Friday (10/7) at 4:00 PM

All Services for Tex Kennedy will be at:
Mission Burial Park South
1700 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, Tx

The Kennedy family suggests charitable contributions be made to:
Former Students Assn – Texas A&M University

Ed Larose, KS5V



One Response

  1. Paul R. Dumdie Jr. W9DWP Says:

    Sad news of the passing of Tex, I got to work Tex nearly every weekend on Sunday mornings on the XE1L net on 20 meters. Another one of good guys is gone…

    RIP Tex N5TX..

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