QSPing this sad email that was received by GM3YTS:
With great sadness I have to inform you that Joe passed away today at 1400 hrs at St Annes hospital Malawi. He had not been well with a very heavy cold/chest infection for the past week, Janet his XYL is also hospitalised with a similar condition and on a drip, we await further news.
Would you please pass on the sad news to FOC family.
73, Barrie G4AHK/7Q7BJ
Joe was a long time BERU entrant who could be relied upon for many QSOs and valuable bonuses.
Many thanks Joe.
73 Bob G3PJT
This report came out in RadCom April
Very good project, congratulations to all!
73 Bob G3PJT
At the RSGB AGM on the 22nd April I was presented with one of the RSGB’s most prestigious awards, the Calcutta Key. In making this award the RSGB said, ‘This award recognises work associated with the promotion of international friendship through amateur radio and in your case your work in supporting the Commonwealth Contest into its 80th year, a milestone which was recognised by our Patron the Duke of Edinburgh.’.
So many thanks to all who have helped to support and grow participation in the Commonwealth Contest over the last 25 years or so!
73 Bob G3PJT/ 8P9IF/J34G/E51PJT/J68PJ/ZF1JT/9H3JT etc etc.
Based on the submitted logs listing I have updated the logs analysis to show how numbers are changing by section and region.
Just added some pics of Dom’s 30m 4 square.
Hi Quin sent me some pics of his trip
I just added some more pictures from Dom of the Kii Kii Motel on E5. They are at https://berucontest.wordpress.com/dxpedition-reports-2015/2017-e51kta-more-pictures/
Dom’s report now published at https://berucontest.wordpress.com/dxpedition-reports-2015/2017-e51kta/