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VK4HAT SK 1-4-2021

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by VK4HAT, Mar 31, 2021.

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  1. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I regretfully inform you that Rob, VK4HAT became silent key at 6am this morning when he turned off his radio. Rob has donated his body to medical science and the family will cremate his radios in his place and their ashes will be sold to members of the local radio club.

    Rob's memoir titled "How To Be A Real Ham In The 21st Century, I Am Not One Of You" is set to be published next month by the Radio Amateur Institute of Australia. In it, he details is rise from an unknown in a room full of nobody's, to the mediocre success and relative obscurity he achieved in his latter years.

    His achievements include building things that do not work, taking 5 years to earn dxcc in one day and making the bullies of the hobby cry. But mostly, he was an elmer to those who needed an elmer because the elmers had left the building, being replaced with the council of boomers, with whom Rob often clashed with, like any other council officer, parking inspector and city ordinance officer.

    Rob is survived by his wife, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 cats and a dog.

    RIP OM, 73 GUD DX.

    Executor of the estate -- Harry Harry and Bruce Layers.
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  2. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Virtue signaling again eh?

    I was never impressed by iconoclasts.
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  3. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    The obit omitted Rob’s winning the OC Division for the Poisson d’Avril Contest, with 5166 posthumous QSOs, all on 14.313, 14.300, and 7.200 MHz.

    Plus, he’s got a Golden Ticket.
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  4. WW2E

    WW2E Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hope you were buried in an asbestos suit.
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  5. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

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  6. W3SY

    W3SY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I guess this means you are REALLY "down under" now -- like about six feet!

    Hope to work you on ARRL Silent Key Night.

    73, Mate!
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  7. N6PAT

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    My HAT's off to VK4
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  8. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    yeahbut.... if Rob is "6 feet under" where he is, doesn't that actually make him be "6 feet closer" to us? Can't question the science.... :D:D

    SA6CKE, KD2ACO, WS4JM and 5 others like this.
  9. W4NNF

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    The world would be a boring place without them. ;)
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  10. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    He can't be six feet under. But he can be two meters under. (Allowing for rounding errors on conversion, of course)
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