Dear friends:

It is with heavy heart I share that Gary Crabtree, KB8RQ (age 77) of Brookville, OH is a Silent Key (9 May). A close friend and passionate moon-bounce enthusiast extraordinaire, Gary confirmed 247 DXCC 2m countries (top world score). Gary also had a good (4 x 9) 6m presence. He was a kind, graceful, helpful friend to all: especially others who shared EME interest. Gary and I shared a common birthday (25 Nov).Those who attended Dayton Hamvention remember the special EME gatherings Gary and Barbara hosted at their home selflessly sharing fantastic food and fellowship.We’re going to miss him.When you next operate EME and orient your antennas toward the moon, please remember our friend Gary.

73,God Bless

Dave KJ9I
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RIP Gary!     OK2KKW (OK1KRA) team log:    19.02.1984 04:48UT  144MHz  KB8RQ  RST O / O  100% CW EME QSO  Link

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Most recent DXSpots of KB8RQ (some of):
 

Spotter Date & Time UTC Frequency Band Comment
S51ZO 2020-05-10 14:17 144000.0 2M RIP Garry
I3MEK 2020-05-10 14:15 144000.0 2M SK, EME pioneer,RIP Gary
PA4EME 2020-05-10 13:47 144000.0 2M KB8RX, Gary is SK. RIP!
DK3XT 2018-04-25 20:35 144127.0 2M JN49fe EME EM79sv tnx Gary
IK4ADE 2016-08-08 19:11 144127.0 2M EM79 eme JN54 -11 !!! tnx
OM3WFC 2016-08-07 18:46 144127.0 2M KN18BX EME EM79 tnx B-21
N4QWZ 2016-08-05 15:56 144127.0 2M B-14 spkr cracking
PY1TV 2016-07-31 17:24 144127.0 2M CQ EME -21
IK4ADE 2016-07-31 13:02 144127.0 2M EM79 eme JN54 -19 tnx for q
SM5KWU 2016-07-07 16:41 144127.0 2M JO89IP EME EM79SV S-22 R-
IK7UXW 2016-07-07 16:35 144127.0 2M EM79 EME JN80 B-10

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