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Author Topic: John 9M6XRO-SK  (Read 1329 times)
AE5X
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« on: December 05, 2017, 11:15:50 AM »

Sorry to learn of this today:
https://www.m0urx.com/3-M0URX/753-9m6xro-john-sk.html
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AB8MA
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2017, 12:37:20 PM »

Sad to hear. He is my only East Malaysia confirmation back in 2011.
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VE3VEE
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 01:17:12 PM »

Sad news. My last QSO with 9M6XRO was less then 2 months ago. I trust John is now setting up a new ham shack in heaven, no antenna tower height restrictions, no bad neighbors, no QRM, and always excellent CONDX when ever he turns his radio on.

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 03:00:10 PM »

Sad news. My last QSO with 9M6XRO was less then 2 months ago. I trust John is now setting up a new ham shack in heaven, no antenna tower height restrictions, no bad neighbors, no QRM, and always excellent CONDX when ever he turns his radio on.

Marvin VE3VEE

roger that!

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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 03:22:47 PM »

RIP John.

I enjoyed many CW QSO with John over the years from his various activations.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2017, 03:24:14 PM »

That is really sad news.  John was a real gentlemen on and off the radio and a very talented op.  Many many QSOs in the log and quite recently too.

Condolences to all family and friends.  
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2017, 04:00:26 PM »

9M6XRO was my first East Malaysia contact on 10M.

Obie N5VYS
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 06:16:11 PM »

9M6XRO was my first East Malaysia contact on 10M.

And my first 10, 12, 30, CW & RTTY. Huge loss to the DXing community, especially in Zone 5.
R.I.P.
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2017, 08:56:36 PM »

Wow, that is sad news.  John gave me 9M6 on several bands.  I had my last QSO with him probably 2 months ago.  He will be missed.
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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2017, 06:08:20 AM »

RIP John.

73,
Jonathan W6GX
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 01:36:05 PM »

Vale John 9M6XRO. A loss for the dxing community. John was a member of the 2012 ZL9 Campbell Island dxpedition team and whilst we had our differences after the dxpedition he was the most dedicated cw op and a gentleman.

John VK3YP
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2017, 03:38:40 PM »

Will certainly be missed. RIP!
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« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2017, 06:14:39 AM »

John provided my one and only QSO to 9M6. Certainly a loss to the DXing and ham community. RIP
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« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2017, 06:19:02 AM »


John provided my one and only QSO to 9M6.


...and I bet it was promptly confirmed via LOTW within days.

Marvin VE3VEE
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« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2017, 09:27:22 AM »


I first met John in Dunedin New Zealand on the way to ZL9HR. He arrived on the weekend and needed to buy cold weather clothing and boots, but the thrift shops had already closed for the weekend. The next morning I picked him up at his hotel and we drove to Invercargill, NZ. Along the way we stopped at the home of Cliff Gray ZL4AS in the small town of Balclutha.

Cliff’s wife Isobel prepared a wonderful lunch which included a bottle of fine New Zealand wine. In NZ they drive on the “other side “of the road and I refrain from taking even one sip when driving on the other side, not that I drink and drive at home (OK maybe one glass of wine).

After we left Cliff’s home we encountered a police alcohol checkpoint where drivers in both directions are breath tested, I passed with flying colors and sent on our way.  When we got to Invercargill John bought new cold weather clothing at a camping supply store. After the DX-pedition, not needing cold weather clothing in Borneo, John left all the clothes on the Evohe for someone else to use.

After the DX-pedition I drove John back to Dunedin so he could catch a bus to Christchurch, we stopped at Cliff’s home again. On the way to Dunedin we were stopped at yet another alcohol checkpoint just outside of Gore - passed again and had an uneventful drive to Dunedin. Haven’t encountered any more checkpoints since!

John was a gentlemen, a great operator and a wonderful person. I felt honored that he called me a friend. He is already missed by many of his radio friends and DX-pedition partners.

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