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Rest in peace VE3DRO

August 28, 2008 @ 23:22 By: gordon Category: Amateur radio, General

I’ve had my amateur radio license since the mid-1990s, but I took a hiatus from the hobby for a couple of years for various reasons a few years ago.  When I got back on the air a couple of years ago, one of the first people I talked to was Don, VE3DRO.  An older chap, I actually met him in person one Friday morning at a gathering of local hams in a Tim Horton’s in Orleans just a few weeks after getting back into the hobby.

Since then, I’ve talked to him periodically, mostly on the VE3RIX repeater.  (I’m not on the air every day, so a fair bit of time can pass between conversations with other hams.)  He always seemed to be in a good mood and was a nice guy to talk to.  The hobby needs more people like him.

Last night I received an email that Don had become a silent key — he passed away a couple of nights ago.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to attend the memorial service today, but I heard that it was standing room only.

Rest in peace, Don.  Your voice will be missed on the air.

73 de Gordon, VE3XGD

One Response to “Rest in peace VE3DRO”


  1. used ham radio equipment says:

    Thanks for this post. It reminds me of my grandfather who love his hobby just as much. We are losing a whole generation of people who lived for ham radio.

    Your right he will be sorely missed both in on air and by soceity as a whole.



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