The man who co-founded and headed radio manufacturer SGC Inc — Pierre Goral, KI7UA (ex-N7VRJ), of Kirkland, Washington–died February 12. He was 67. Goral, who established SGC in 1971 with the late Don Stoner, W6TNS (the company originally was called Stoner-Goral Communications, later shortened to SGC), was “an internationally recognized designer, entrepreneur and leader in the field of RF engineering,” the company said this week in announcing his death. “He led an adventurous life, working in the jungles of Brazil as a young engineer and traveling the world to represent his company,” SGC said. “RF engineering was his passion, and he devoted himself and his company to producing only the very finest, professional HF SSB products.” Outside of his professional life, SGC said, Goral was an artist, photographer, skier and snowboarder who “demonstrated an appreciation of life in everything he did.” SGC is a manufacturer of both commercial and amateur gear. Condolences may be sent care of SGC Inc, 13737 SE 26 St, Bellevue, WA 98005 or via e-mail to .