Dave passed away last Tuesday (April 25th). Dave was a faithful attender of the weekly coffee meetings and club events, though soft spoken, he provided much wisdom to our conversation around radio topics. In his weakened state from Parkinson’s Disease, he could not fight off a Covid infection. He was 86 at his passing.
Due to the roof work on the White Rock arena, the 2m antenna had been removed last year. It has now been restored and in a much higher position. As seen in the photo, it is now at the roof peak.
Jay Besteman (VE7JPK) joined the ranks of the Silent Keys on September 5, 2020. Jay was a welcome member to the club over the years bringing many reports of his adventures and activating experiences. His life in South Africa was always interesting to learn about.
Our former club member Bill Little (VA7ZBL) became a silent key on Monday July 13. Bill was only a member a few years before his health failed and he wasn't able to get out much. Bill had previously also been a member of the Surrey Radio Club serving as a director and providing leadership in various areas. Though a quiet individual, he was a welcome member of the club.
Charlie passed away during the evening of Feb 5. He was 99 years 4 months, just a bit short of his goal of 100!
He had many interesting stories to share at our coffee meetings and has been missed these past months.
At one time & probably still to this day Charlie was the oldest & newest ham at 89 yrs of age.