SOARA is very sad to announce that we have lost one of our own, Dave Whitney, K6DBW. Dave passed away last Wednesday after suffering a stroke last Tuesday. He was a member of SOARA for several years and was a fixture at the meetings. He also manned a booth at each of the SOARA Fair events, showing the many QSL cards he collected from around the world. Dave operated both mobile and at home, with great results with just a G5RV at home. Dave’s interest in radio began at a young age and was a SWL (Short-Wave-Listener) back in the glory days of short wave before getting his ham radio license in 2006. Dave was always asking if I’d been on the radio recently and if I had bought a “real” antenna yet and was always enthusiastic about ham radio and was a always a pleasure to talk to. It was great hearing about his latest QSL card or hearing about which DX country he worked just a few minutes ago from the mobile. Dave achieved the following awards: DXCC, WAS, WAC and was working on WAZ and IOTA.
Dave will be missed by us all. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts are prayers. We have lost a true ham and a great friend.
K6DBW 73 de K6MSM & K6SOA