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Author Topic: Dave Collingham - K3LP  (Read 1747 times)
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« on: January 07, 2018, 08:20:44 AM »

I’m not sure if many of you caught this special message posted by Bernie of the Daily DX:

“By now many of you may have heard that DXpeditioner, Contester and CQ DX Hall of Famer K3LP, David Collingham, became a Silent Key. On Friday night Dave let his dog outside. After a period of the dog not returning Dave went out in his truck to search for the dog. Upon realizing his dog had fallen through a pond he tried to rescue his beloved pet. A little while later Dave’s wife Rebecca went looking for Dave. She found the truck and then called 911. Shortly afterwards a rescue began.”

My prayers and condolences go out to Dave’s family and friends during this difficult time. Not only was Dave a outstanding DX’er, but a great humanitarian as well. He will be missed.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2018, 09:43:43 AM »

David was an amazing human being. When I heard of the news yesterday from some of his DXpedition mates I was absolutely stunned.  When I heard of the news about how he died, even more so but knowing David not necessarily surprised. I hope that Rebecca and the family weather through this most of all. I know that Dima (RA9USU) was like a brother to him. Paul (N6PSE) as well. A truly huge loss to the community.
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2018, 10:28:03 AM »

Thank you for posting OP.
Tribute here
https://youtu.be/Hw_s-C4f_SU

I wish He could have made this amazing trip come through.  Rest in Peace Dave K3LP
http://www.arrl.org/news/frustrated-funding-breached-secrecy-foiled-north-korea-dxpedition-group-leader-says
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2018, 11:41:42 AM »

Thank you for sharing the tribute.

This is truly sad news.  We lost a great human being.  RIP David.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2018, 12:46:22 PM »

Just my very deepest condolences to family and friends, especially his Intrepid teammates.  Heartbreaking.
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2018, 05:33:43 PM »

Simply heartbreaking for his family and friends.  There are no words.

K3LP did more from Ham Radio than a thousand Hams combined.  Rest in Peace.

N0UN
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018, 06:28:12 PM »

I worked David on several of his DXpeditions over the last two decades, but didn't meet him until last year's Boxboro Convention DX Dinner, where he gave an excellent presentation on the recent VP8STI/VP8SGI operation. Watching David interact with the audience was incredible; he was everyone's good friend, even if they'd just been introduced.

My condolences to his family, teammates, and friends.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018, 10:05:47 PM »

That is sure too bad.  My prayers are with his family. One of the first times I worked him was in 2005 when he was K3LR/KP5.  Gave me a new 15 meter country.

73 John AF5CC
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 07:55:37 AM »

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. This is very sad news to hear, a big loss to amateur radio worldwide. May he rest in peace.  Cry
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 11:05:00 AM »

Very sad news indeed. I'm sure I've worked Dave on some of his many DXpeditions. He loved his dog and apparently couldn't just stand there and watch it die in the freezing water, so he made the heroic decision to try to save it. We who love our dogs can only hope we are never put in that difficult situation. My condolences to his family, friends, and team members. To echo the words of N6PSE, "He will always be a hero in our hearts." May he rest in peace.

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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »

Local newspaper article:

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/disasters_and_accidents/frederick-county-man-pronounced-dead-after-falling-through-ice-near/article_2433b979-8f0b-5910-abba-9bfd8fe6fefd.html

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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2018, 02:03:05 PM »

I've written a tribute to David and have posted it here:

https://n6pse.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/tribute-to-david-collingham-k3lp/


Paul N6PSE
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2018, 02:22:36 PM »

My sincere condolences to his family. David's contribution to Ham Radio and the communities he touched will be remembered for a very long time.

John VK3YP
Melbourne Australia
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« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2018, 07:41:13 PM »

Here is a very moving video featuring David-K3LP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=R3fjnh7dfD0

This really captures the essence of who he was.

Paul N6PSE
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 10:30:53 PM »

Here is a very moving video featuring David-K3LP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=R3fjnh7dfD0

This really captures the essence of who he was.

Paul N6PSE

That's a great video.

Hope you're doing OK Paul.

N0UN
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