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Bob Ferrero (W6RJ)
December 5, 2015
Bob was the greatest guy and a giant
in the field. Top DXer and contester,
and best known for creating Ham Radio
Outlet. I had the honor of working for
him and the company for 20 years.
After having worked for him for a year
or two, I met him for the first time
at a conference at ICOM. I said, I
didn't recognize you without that
Geochron in the background (the photo
from the CQ calendar.) He said, I
didn't recognize you without your
Hawaiian shirt... He was sharp as a
tack and straight as arrow. And what a
great family. And HRO, what a
So long, OM, thanks for all you were
and did. We'll really miss you.
Contributed by: (N9GG)
Bob and I had two things in common. We were both long time hams and both of us were in law enforcement. Thus we became friends. He was a super gentleman and an outstanding businessman. I still have an 80 meter rotatable dipole that he gave me back in 1992 when he replaced the antennas at his Danville, CA residence. RIP my friend you will be missed.
Contributed by: Jerry Boyd (N7WR)
I used to hear Bob on the low bands like a beacon just about
every morning - we lived only 10 miles apart - less as the
crow flies. I missed hearing him every morning starting a few
RIP and 73,
Contributed by: (KY6R)
When I moved to Danviille, CA, Bob helped me navigate
the tower permit waters and he was a five star friend
who had my back.
Old school ham who gave back to the hobby.
RIP OM,You will be missed
Contributed by: Mike Jarchow (W6TS)
I met Bob in 1975 when I was sales manager at R.L. Drake and
HRO was one of our dealers. When I started Alpha Delta in
1981, HRO was one of our dealers so we had a long and
wonderful relationship with Bob and HRO over many years. The
growth of the HRO stores and business has been fantastic. He
and his big low band signals will be greatly missed.
Don, W8AD, Alpha Delta Communications, Inc.
Contributed by: Don Tyrrell (W8AD)
I worked for an antenna company back in the mid-
70's that introduced a 4 element 20-15-10 meter
tri-bander that was the first ever to be UPS
shippable. Bob and I met - he was a super
gracious host - and he placed an order for 100 of
them. He lived the "go big or go home" as a
gentleman with the highest level of kindness and
integrity. Salutes to Bob and RIP. 73
Contributed by: John Seney (WD1V)
Back in the late 60s and early 70s I used to hear the loud
signal of "K 6 Able Henry Victor". I knew this guy was loud,
didn't know then that he was famous! He was one of the big
guns on 3.795 in the days of VS6DO et al.
In later years I moved within a view miles of Bob and he was
always about 55dB over S9 at my QTH. He was still having fun!
Bob has done great things for ham radio and is sorely missed.
Contributed by: Harris Leck (K9RJ)
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