Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Milestones: DX Hall of Famers K3LP, G3NUG, SK

Two members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame became Silent Keys in January…
David Collingham, K3LP (SK) at his home station.
(Photo courtesy N6PSE)

David Collingham, K3LP, a 2014 inductee, died trying to rescue his dog, which had fallen through the ice on a pond near his home in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Collingham, who had gone out alone to look for the dog, fell through the ice as well. He was 59. David was leader or co-leader of more than a dozen major DXpeditions and was president of the Intrepid DX Group. See a remembrance of K3LP in March CQ's DX column.
Neville Cheadle, G3NUG, passed away unexpectedly at age 77. A 2009 inductee into the CQ DX Hall of Fame, Cheadle was longtime president of the Chiltern DX Club (CDXC), founder of the Five Star DX Association, and leader of five major DXpeditions. The ARRL notes that his 2011 T32C DXpedition to Eastern Kiribati still holds the record for the most contacts (over 213,000) made from any DXpedition.