W4RQ - March 5, 2010

Danial R. 'Bob' Dorsey Jr.
Ruckersville, VA

QCWA # 30260
ex K4VUT

W4RQ - Danial R. 'Bob' Dorsey Jr Daniel Roberdeau Dorsey Jr. 'Bob', 65, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died of lymphoma on Friday, March 5, 2010, at the Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville, Virginia.

He was born on November 19, 1944, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of the late Daniel R. Dorsey and the late Florence A. Dorsey of Norfolk.

He is survived by one brother, James C. Dorsey and his wife, Mary, of Alexandria, Virginia; one sister, Deborah C. Ward of Norfolk; and a nephew, J. Michael Ward of McKinney, Texas.

Mr. Dorsey received his undergraduate degree in Physics and his Masters Degree in Computer Sciences, both from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk. He attended the University of Chicago in pursuit of a PhD in medical physics.

Mr. Dorsey has worked for many years as an information systems engineer. Most recently, he was employed for the past six years by SAIC, Inc., working as a database manager and developer at the National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC) in Charlottesville.

W4RQ - Danial R. 'Bob' Dorsey Jr He was a lifelong avid amateur radio ("ham radio") operator and was the Club/Council Newsletter Editor of the Albemarle Amateur Radio Club in Charlottesville.

Mr. Dorsey was a communicant of the Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church of the Incarnation in Charlottesville 12:15 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2010.

The Mass will be preceded by a visitation, also at the Church of the Incarnation, at 11:45 a.m. Interment will be at Holly Memorial Gardens following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

from www.qrz.com
I have been licensed since 1960 and enjoy primarily DX and contesting. I held the call K4UVT for 43 years, until July 2003, when I received the new call W4RQ.

I am a member of the Northern California DX Club and PVRC, the Potomac Valley Radio Club and a former member of the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC).

I hold the DX calls ZF2RF, 8P9AJ, FO0DRD and have also operated as KH6/K4UVT. I have all the logs for these operations on the computer and will be happy to confirm your QSO with those calls.

from www.w4rq.com
W4RQ - Danial R. 'Bob' Dorsey Jr My first venture to Barbados was in 1985 and 1986 to participate in the CW Worldwide CW DX Contest. I worked with the late Phil Frazer, K6ZM, in those contests. Both years we were able to manage a little over 2,000,000 points -- not enough to win the world, but we sure had a lot of fun doing it! Outside of of the contests, I did a lot of casual operating on 40 and 80 CW in the evenings. "Casual" meant calling CQ about 8:00 PM and then not being able to clear out the pileup until around 4:00 AM !!

My QSL card for Barbados above was taken just down the beach from our hotel. We stayed at Payne's Bay in St. James, on the western coast of the island. The hotel is just behind the person standing on the beach at water's edge.

Back in 1993, Bob, K6ZZ (ex-W9NQ) was planning a trip to the Cayman Islands for the CQ WW SSB DX Contest. I was invited to go along for that effort. Unfortunately, I was in the process of moving at that time and was unable to go. But I did make it there in 1994 to join Bruce, W6OSP and Joe, W6VNR for the CQ WW CW contest and have been going back every year since! I always go there around Thanksgiving to do the CQ WW CW contest. Much of our time is taken up by the contest, but we also get to do some casual operating when we're not enjoying all the other activities the islands have to offer.