World renowned DXper Jim Smith VK9NS - silent key

Discussion in 'Silent Keys / Friends Remembered' started by NN3W, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. LY8O

    LY8O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Very very sad news... My condolences to his family. He will be greatly missed by many of us....
  2. N3AIU

    N3AIU Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    VK9NS SK

    It is with deep regret that we record the passing of this amateur ...

    73, Nick N3AIU/DL1NE
  3. W0BKR

    W0BKR Guest

    Goodbye Jim

    Jim was a class act that will never be able to be followed.
    Jim was the voice of the Pacific...whenever you heard him on, you knew who it was before he ID'd. Jim was always willing to chat and share info on his life on Norfolk and was an avid and well liked and excellent DXer. To say he will be missed is an understatement.

    Will miss you Jim, miss hearing your voice on 20 meters.

    God speed and your family is in our thoughts and prayers!
  4. N3MVF

    N3MVF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Rest in peace

    Jim always tried to get as many stations in his log as possible. As rare DX as Norfolk is for most people, Jim would do his best to pull out the weak signals to log it. Worked him quit a few times and always the gentleman. Not just a great DXer is lost but a great person.

  5. W4TKI

    W4TKI Ham Member QRZ Page

    VK9NS Jim Smith

    I am very saddened at his passing. He was a help to me in my dxing and I have heard him on the air many times. My sincere condolences to Jim's Family. w4tki Kennon Smith
  6. WS4C

    WS4C Ham Member QRZ Page


    When I worked Jim on back in May, 2008, he was saying that his family wanted him to return to the UK, just for a visit, I think. Does anyone know whether he ever made that trip? I hope he did, and that he had a great reunion with many who loved him.

    Also, does anyone know what will come of the autobiography he was selling? Will it still be available?

    Randy WS4C
    Greenville, SC
  7. CT1IUA

    CT1IUA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Goodbye dear Jim

    We lost a great operator and friend.
    I had several qso's on ssb, cw and rtty, and will never forget when i worked this new one for the first time and had a long nice talk with Jim. He surely will be missed.
    May he rest in peace

    My condolences to his family

    Mike, CT1IUA
  8. KI7M

    KI7M Ham Member QRZ Page

    VK9NS will be missed very much

    Over the years I worked Jim Smith as VK9NS, P29JS, and several other spots. He always gave of himself to others on the bands, ran some great DX nets and was just a real pleasure to hear. I don't know how many new ones I worked with his help but it's got to be a dozen or more. His signal was always clear and he never had a bad word for anyone. I wish I could say as much for myself. I will miss his fine voice and the pleasure talking to him gave. We could all use more like Jim, he is an example to all. God Bless and I hope his family knows how much we thought of Jim.
    Terry, KI7M
  9. K1LWI

    K1LWI Ham Member QRZ Page



  10. G3SEA

    G3SEA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Aloha 'oe

    Aloha 'oe .........

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