Sad news to report: Roger Western G3SXW has passed today. Nigel G3TXF writes the following:

Well known FOCer, super CW-operator, top CW-contester and DXpeditioner Roger G3SXW went finally QRT earlier today. It is over two and a half years since the unfortunate accident where Roger fell off a ladder while clearing leaves from the roof gutter on his house. Since then Roger was either in hospital or in a nursing home. He passed away at around 0915z this morning Sunday 24 April.

Many readers will likely have on their possession one (or all) of Roger’s books:

  • “Up Two – Adventures of a DXpeditioner”
  • “Contesting in Africa, Multi-Multi on the Equator”
  • “Micro-DXpeditioning Uncovered”
  • “DX Delights, Tales of Travels with my Radio” 

Picture below is of Roger (far right) visiting the DX-World stand at Friedrichshafen in 2014. He was inducted into the CQ DX Contest Hall of Fame in 1998 and the DX Hall of Fame in 2007. 

A few years ago, Roger wrote an interesting article titled: DFing DQRM – well worth a read.