VK4HAT SK 1-4-2021
I regretfully inform you that Rob, VK4HAT became silent key at 6am this morning when he turned off his radio. Rob has donated his body to medical science and the family will cremate his radios in his place and their ashes will be sold to members of the local radio club. Rob’s memoir titled “How To Be A Real Ham In The 21st Century, I Am Not One Of You” is set to be published next month by the Radio Amateur Institute of Australia. In it, he details is rise from an unknown in a room full of nobody’s, to the mediocre success and relative obscurity he achieved in his latter years.
His achievements include building things that do not work, taking 5 years to earn dxcc in one day and making the bullies of the hobby cry. But mostly, he was an elmer to those who needed an elmer because the elmers had left the building, being replaced with the council of boomers, with whom Rob often clashed with, like any other council officer, parking inspector and city ordinance officer.
Rob is survived by his wife, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 cats and a dog.
RIP OM, 73 GUD DX.
Executor of the estate — Harry Harry and Bruce Layers.