[CQ-Contest] D4B QRT

Eric Hilding dx35 at hilding.com
Thu Oct 6 13:40:48 EDT 2005

My very good friend Jim Neiger, N6TJ/ZD8Z, wrote:

 > And  Al was also generous to a fault, as he often shared his unbridled
 > enthusiasm and good fortunes with total strangers, with gifts of 
equipment in
 > the thousands of dollars.  All he asked for in return was that his gifts be
 > used in contests.

What a wonderful testimony to the "International Goodwill & Friendship" 
aspect of Amateur Radio which has historically transcended "Political" 
boundaries.  I salute you, AL, for your contributions and human kindnesses.

AL is obviously a Visionary, and the results of his focused efforts to 
build and his successes from D4B will remain for perpetuity.

On a personal note, when most others fired flames, AL was one of the few 
who supported my proposal for a new 36 to 40 hour QRV out of 48 hour 
category for the two major DX contests, as he recognized that *everyone* 
could benefit for multiple reasons.  Thank you again, AL.

Many of us have taken short to lengthy QRX periods from DXing and 
Contesting.  Hopefully, AL, yours will be a very short QRX, until we all 
have the pleasure of hearing and working you again on all bands.  I know 
Jim Neiger will be working on you to resume QRV, and he can be VERY 
"persistent" as I well know :-)

73 & DSW...

Rick, K6VVA

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