With tears in eyes I sad announce to you that FG5JK Gerard passed silent key on August 13 2007 due to a cardiac attack.

FG5JK proposed original hiring of bungalow in Guadeloupe with a radio shack, and others things. I wrote a article before to know him and meet him by chance on a beach in Guadeloupe Island thanks to his wife who, while passing on the road, saw the antennas that I had deployed on a beach towards La Pointe des chateaux.

Then Gerard come and asks me “Radio ham? ”, I answer a little surprised « Yes ! ». It was really my lucky day, precisely the day when my IC 706mkIIG breaks down on HF bands.

Gerard then proposes me, by an extraordinary chance, a same icom ic 706mkiig, that it had bought on ebay and never used.

Without its help I would never be able to continue activation TO1USB thanks to his assistance.

We will activate in homage to his memory with other OM’ S here on guadeloupe, on Thursday 16 August 2007 on 20m and 10m.

Gerard, the life did not have leave us enought time to know you more each other and it is my greater regret. I send you last once my 73 QRO and to your family.


David F1JXQ - Ham Radio - Web 2.0 - QTH France (Aix les Bains 73) Locator JN25wq - Former TO1USB and FG/F1JXQ - 14Mhz - 28Mhz - 50 Mhz - 144Mhz - SSB & PSK31 DX