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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

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 wonderful company. 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 years back. RIP and 73, Rich KY6R

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 Mike W6TS

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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