Remembering Julian Moss G4ILO

It was with much sadness that I read of Julian’s death last Friday on Twitter and then on his blog

Like many others who have tweeted or blogged about Julian’s passing, I found his blog an inspiration and there was always something of interest for me.

On the air, I think I first worked Julian on 2m CW back in the 1980s when he was still ‘down south’. I remember it well, as G3ILO was local to me and working G4ILO made me smile. We didn’t have many on air QSOs in recent years, although we emailled and commented on each other’s blogs quite regularly.

A memorable communication from Julian was an APRS message he sent me, bounced off the ISS. We also had a nice Echolink QSO one evening, when I was on the train and he was in his shack. We never worked on DSTAR, a mode that it fair to say, did not appeal to Julian at all, and he was quite happy to say so!

Happy memories of a very interesting man who I shall miss. Sympathies to Olga for her loss.

Julian’s last blog post reminds us to hold our loved ones close…

Tim Kirby, G4VXE, is a regular contributor to and writes from Oxfordshire, England. Contact him at [email protected].

5 Responses to “Remembering Julian Moss G4ILO”

  • Joe VK6AAO:

    He will be very much missed . I had the privilege to work him on 10m PSK 31

    My condolences to all his family and friends .


  • Franck F4FHM:

    It is with great sadness that I learned this very sad news.
    I beg you to believe in my loving support in this event.
    Our thoughts are with you. Receive our most sincere condolences.


  • Baron G7KUF:

    I’ve found myself quite affected by this, and I’ve been thinking about it so much since I heard the news last week. All so terribly sad. I knew that his time was close, being how he slowed down with updates so quickly, and then stopped for a while. I was then waiting for the news.

    There was rarely a day when one of Julian’s sites wasn’t open in a browser. I will miss him like he was a dear friend.

    Baron G7KUF

  • Tom - K9FX:

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Julian or connecting with him on the air, but was deeply saddened by the news of his passing. Visits to his sites never failed to both fascinate and inspire where his enthusiasm, upbeat personality and love of ham radio came through 599 on every page.

    While I feel that I’ve lost a friend, I’m thankful for the opportunity to have known him through the thoughts he published and generously shared.


  • Ronald Young:

    Sorry to hear of julian,s passing, hope his later days where as comfortable as possible, sympathy and loss of a very helpful member of the Amateur Radio Fraternity, I think many of us that may never have met him feel the loss of a friend.

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