8 March 2021 – G0GGQ silent key

It is with sadness we report the passing of a club member, Gerald Redding, G0GGQ on the 18 of January 2021. Gerald last visited  the club in 2017 as he was looking after his wife at the time. Later we learned that he had moved into care facilities.

Gerald lived in Shefford and was first licensed as G6PTB then G0GGQ in 1986. He first jointed the Shefford club in 1984.  He worked in Security Alarms and gave a lecture on how they worked on 15 Nov 1984. He was a prolific constructor and won seven cups during his membership.

On March 4th  2021 at the start of the evening 2m FM club net, a tribute was sent in CW to mark his club involvement.

The text read:


To Gerald G0GGQ from your fellow members of the Shefford and District Amateur Radio Society.

Rest in peace Gerald. You will be with us always.

de G3FJE     SK SK   (end of transmission)