Topband: PY1RO

Herbert Schoenbohm herbert.schoenbohm at
Sun May 6 14:54:11 EDT 2018

Devasting news about Rolf Rasp PY1RO.  I went to his home in Niteroi across
the harbor from Rio de Janeiro in 1965 with a steamer trunk loaded with
some Drake Twins to get on the air on top band.  Before he was licensed.
Rolf was an ardent SWL who had logged Stew Perry, W1BB many times.  We used
his friend PY1NFC to get on the air and was able to contact Stew and a few
others for a new one.  (I think also Wal, W8LRL and Ernie, K1PBW) Rolf Rasp
was a true Topband champion and he will be truly missed by all of us.

Herb Schoenbohm, KV4FZ, PY1ZAI, W0VXO etc.

On Wed, May 2, 2018 at 8:01 PM, Roger Parsons via Topband <
topband at> wrote:

> From the Daily DX today:
> "PY1RO, Rolf Rasp, passed away yesterday after suffering from a heart
> attack. He had heart problems for several years. PY1RO was very active
> on Topband and the Magic Band (160 and 6 Meters). Rolf put on
> DXpeditions to PY0DVG, ZX0VG, PY1RO/0, PY0FN, PY1RO/5N2, PY0RO, ZX0FOC
> and PY0TM as well being a DXpedition team member at PW0T and PW2M. He
> was a member of FOC (# 1237). Our condolences to his wife Sonia and
> the rest of the Rasp family."
> I was saddened to read of Rolf's death. He was an important part of 160m
> history for many years.
> Roger
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