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Veteran Tech Journalist Mike Smyth Retires

Veteran Tech Journalist Mike Smyth Retires

Smyth was one of those who saw through the mobile mania, telling anyone who would listen that two-way radio, especially high-frequency, would remain essential for all public safety and critical communications operations. He was vindicated. His magazine, Radio Comms, which some people also thought would be decimated by the mobile market, weathered the storm and is today stronger than ever.

Smyth spent much of his early working life as the chief sub-editor on a daily regional newspaper in Ipswich, England, but always had a strong interest in technology, especially amateur radio. He eventually made the journey to Australia, where he edited a Hills newspaper before finding his way to Westwick-Farrow, the publishers of Radio Comms, 19 years ago.

Over the years, Mike was at the helm of many of Westwick-Farrow publications, including Radio Comms Asia-Pacific, What’s New in Electronics, What’s New in Process Technologies, What’s New in Telecommunications, What’s New in Scientific and Laboratory Technology, What’s New In Computing, and What’s New In Pneumatics and Hydraulics, and assisted with every other magazine in the Westwick-Farrow stable. His long experience, technical knowledge, and passion for quality journalism will be missed.

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