It is with a pain in my soul that i inform you, if you haven’t heard, that on Friday 4/7/23 Gary Moore, KI7VDS became a “Silent Key”.
In the honor of a great friend, fishing partner and Ham that I am reaching out to everyone I can think of. I’m asking that if you have any pictures of Gary or met him at a picnic, swap meet or other event or just want to share memories, stories or simply comment about Gary please visit theoutdoorsnet.net and post if you would like. If you would rather you can email your stories/comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark KC7NYR will be posting all the comments on the website and we will leave them up for all to read and reflect.
For those of you who may of not known Gary well you will remember him as “ki7vds, Gary, Molalla” checking into the NTTN, Outdoors Net and the Oregon Emergency Net.
It was to my amazement that my first contact with Gary other than on the radio was shortly after I started the Outdoors Net. Gary had mentioned to me after the net one Thursday night that I needed to have a “tech tip” portion. So when I asked if he had any ideas or wanted to present something that he mailed me 4 spent CO2 cartridges that had been drilled and tapped and had an eye bolt threaded in the top. He suggested that I weigh, melt and pour lead inside the cartridge. After threading the eye bolt back in I would end up with a known weight sinker that could be attached to the bottom of the fishing line or rigged as a slider. As a fairly new Ham running a brand new net I was both surprised and thankful for his time and generosity.
I thank each of you for your time and ask that if you know someone that knew Gary let them know or forward this email to them. Each of you are receiving this as a BCC to protect your privacy.
R.I.P. my dear friend. You are greatly missed.