David Speechley, G4UVJ, 4th April 2017

| April 25, 2017

It is with real sadness and regret that the South Essex Amateur Radio Society (SEARS) announces the death of Life President Dave Speechley, G4UVJ.  Dave was widely known and highly regarded in the radio amateur community far beyond our own club.  He passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday April 4th 2017.

Dave was a founder member of SEARS in 1982, and worked steadfastly for the club ever since.  He held all the possible roles over the years – Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Rally Master for the famous Canvey Rally, etc, sometimes more than once and on occasions more than one at a time.  Dave was also an outstanding designer and engineer with a very wide range of knowledge and experience in radio and electronics.

Club members came to say of Dave “He isn’t just President of SEARS – he is SEARS.”  He was very well liked and respected among members, and will be greatly missed.  The Club will carry on with its wide range of activities, particularly field events and training, but will always be aware that we are only building on the first-class platform he created.

RIP, Dave, and God Bless You.

Tribute by Dave Ellis, G4AJY and Terry Howchen, G1FBW

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