Frank, VO1HP got in touch to say that Rick VO1SA is now, very sadly, Silent Key.
Rick Burke VO1SA, VO2CW, VE1NG became SK on evening of Jan 20 2021 from ALS (MND). He was an avid DXer and his callsigns will be found in all DXpedition logs. In Sept 2020 he removed his towers and antennas and sold his station equipment. Rick served for 24 years as the VO QSL Bureau Manager. See more here
Picture above is of new VO Incoming QSL Manager Bill, VO1BB (left) and RAC Atlantic Deputy Director Frank, VO1HP, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Rick, VO1SA/VO2CW in recognition of 24 years of service upon his retirement as VO QSL Bureau Manager.
Very sad news ! Rick was a great ham – DX’er, Contester and nice friend for years. R.I.P. and condolences to the family. Dima, UA3AGW