Silent Key – Bill Roney WX5W

It is with extreme sadness, that I announce the passing of Bill WX5W Roney.

Bill was an Amateur Radio operator for over 56 years and for over 4 decades was a powerful voice and influence in San Antonio Amateur Radio, I was fortunate to meet Bill on the air early 2005, and in person a few months later. A strong friendship and bond developed and in 2006 Bill and I founded the Unusual Suspects Amateur Radio UNCLUB. This grew rapidly into one of more popular Groups, with our UNCLUB format, of just having fun and taking the politics, formal meetings, etc out of the mix…….We could just be hams being hams.

Bill will be greatly missed by a large number of people, and will always be remembered for the friendly, fun conversations almost around the clock on 146.520 and our local repeater. Bill was always known as the glue that bonded so many people together in local Amateur Radio.

Bill passing will be an huge loss to the Amateur Radio Community, and a huge loss to our family. He was a fantastic guy, and leaves behind a wife, son, daughter and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

73 to WX5W

Greg N5XO


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