I wanted to let you all know I just learned that our dear friend Royce Chezem, WD6DOV, has passed away.

I am having a hard time putting this into words but Royce was an amazing person.  I met Royce in late 70's as we were building Crossbar with Jeff WA6EQU, Tony WA6DCJ, Mitch WA6DYX and others.  He was always happy and excited to work on whatever projects we could cook up.  He was always the first person you could rely on for anything.  He even agreed to be in my wedding party although I think he would rather have been working on the repeater.

Even though over the years we lived in different parts of the state and did not keep in touch as much as we should have, you always knew the other guy was there.  We had a chance to talk several times on the phone over the last 6 months and even kicked around the idea of going on a geezer's backpacking trip into the Sierras the way we did when we were in our teens and 20's after he got over his illness.  It's really hard to imagine he is not around anymore.

73 my brother.
We love you.
George KJ6VU (WA6YPS)