John Dilks, VK6CJW (also M0CJW)

| August 3, 2022

With regret it is announced  that John Dilks, VK6CJW (also M0CJW) is now silent key. He died on 29 July , aged 86 and will be much missed on the air by his friends worldwide.

John was a character in the very best of amateur radio tradition. He divided his time until recently between Perth in Western Australia and his UK home near Newark. In his younger days, for example, he took his whole family in a battered old van overland through Europe, the Eastern Bloc countries, when travel was very difficult, through the Middle East, India, Sri Lanka and beyond. He was involved in many enterprises and international interests and even politics. He would regale his adventures to amateur clubs and others when invited to do so. He was to be found on HF almost daily with VK when conditions allowed, and on repeaters locally. He was also to be found at many radio rallies in the UK with a keen following.

John was a good, dependable and loyal friend to many: always happy to help and encourage, swap yarns and pass on his own tips. He will be very much missed. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Jeremy Boot, G4NJH

Category: Silent Keys