[CQ-Contest] ON4UN

Richard Mortimore richard at gw4bvj.com
Wed Nov 11 17:39:45 EST 2020

Dear amateur radio friends

It is with sadness, but also gratitude and pride, I have to let you
know my father John ON4UN, has become silent key.

John's health has steadily deteriorated throughout the year, but in the
last few weeks he was home with us where he peacefully passed away yesterday
November 9.

Ham Radio, and especially Low Band DX-ing, were my father's lifelong
passion and always had a strong presence in our house. Sometimes literally,
when many of you paid us a visit or a group of DX'ers came over for a
weekend of contesting. At other times in the background, when my dad was 
on a  project or experimenting with new equipment or antennas.

Though I don't have a call-sign, I very much feel part of the big radio
  family and always will. I am very proud of everything my father has
  accomplished together with you, and I am grateful to the many of you
who have given him so much joy over the years. We will miss him dearly, but
we take comfort looking back on the beautiful life he lived as a member of
the wonderful Ham Radio community.

We are planning a digital farewell ceremony on Saturday Nov 21st and
will keep you updated on practicalities.

If you would like to send us a message please mail to
ON4UN.SK at gmail.com <mailto:ON4UN.SK at gmail.com> -
John's old e-mail account is not in use anymore.

In the meantime, you can pay him a visit at QRZ.com where he always
kept his resume up to date.

Marleen Devoldere --

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