DR0NK Silent Keys
February 19th 2003
JACKSON HENRY DOBBS JR. WB6AXW SK
March 21, 1938-Feb. 19, 2003
Jackson Henry Dobbs Jr., 64, of San Diego died Feb. 19. He was born in Texas and was an engineer for radio station KSON. Mr. Dobbs served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the National Association of Amateur Radio and the ARRL.
Jack was a clandestine DR0NK
January 4, 2004
Greg Gastil N6WKS SK
A wake in Greg’s honor was held on Jan 10th. There was a huge turnout. Greg will be missed.
September 26th 2004
Monty Wayne Sisco WB6UKD SK
June 24, 1949-September 26, 2004
Monty was known for his “Have I got a deal for you” and his brand”M” which he lived and breathed. Monty was an entrepreneur extraordinaire. When it came to Motorola, he was at the head of the class. I remember 25 years ago watching him work on HT220’s until the audio was perfect.
In recent years, Monty had withdrawn from the amateur community and was seldom heard. Rest in peace old friend.
June 4th 2007
William K. Cheverton PHD WB6SQZ SK
December 20, 1944 - June 3, 2007
It was frequently rumored that Bill was involved in “nameless” organizations of the US government. Bill had uniforms with credentials for a number of government agencies. He had a degree in psychology, specializing in human behavior. As such, he was uniquely qualified for that, being able to observe human behavior from the outside. His sick and twisted humor includes putting a pizza in the oven for the TFC. When the house filled with smoke, he remarked “you didn’t say to remove the box”
Kenneth V. Halford W6DTA SK
Died of Cancer
Thomas F. McDuffie KM6K SK
March 18th 1947 - July 13, 2009
Tom was the Manager of HRO for many years, he was a dedicated Ham, trusted Dr0nk and good friend to all ham radio operators.
Stu Hacken WV6H, May 6, 1955 - 12/24/2013
Stu was AKA the “Hee Hee”, & “Hacken Sack” He passed from a heart attack just 7 days before his scheduled retirement from 35 years at Motorola.
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Other Notable Silent Keys
Marlon Brando KE6PZH/F05GJ
Walter Cronkite KB2GSD