I woke this morning to the news that the Reverend George Dobbs, G3RJV had passed away. Dobbs, who founded the G-QRP club, passed away from pneumonia that didn’t respond to antibiotics according to this report.
I spent time with G3RJV several times, all during the Four Days in May event in Dayton. While I don’t recall the last year he was there, it has been several years since he last attended. A frequent speaker at the event, the late night sessions at the hotel discussing radio minimalism until the wee hours were not to be missed.
I had heard late last summer that he had developed dementia and was living in an assisted care facility. Tragic news from such a sharp mind. His work will live on through his many written words as well as the low-power amateur radio club in Great Britain that he founded in 1974.
RIP George. You taught us much about life with less.