Jeff "BJ" Hall died March 1st in Augusta, Georgia at the age of 44.
Mr. Hall, a native of Roanoke, Virginia, was owner of KD4AHQ amateur weather station. He was a member of the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta and Southeastern repeaters Association. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
His fondness and dedication to amateur radio activities was fully recognized by his many friends and is characterized in the words of fellow ham, Lynn Boyce, KA3BIS:
"Augusta Amateur Radio Club recently lost one of their own. "BJ" Hall was one of the very active members in our group and most known for his specialty in severe weather observation and reporting.
"BJ" was one of the most dedicated hams in the area. He ran a well-equipped station and put his heart and soul into his weather hobby. I wish I had gotten to know him better on a personal level. I know little of his background; but, worked closely with "BJ" helping out on the weather nets.
Without any known formal education in meteorology, he became very good at interpreting his radar feeds, and I really got a kick out of chasing the storms as "BJ" kept the net informed of where the action was located. I considered him to be a real asset to the community and to amateur radio.
He also maintained a club web page for ARCA, along with his weather web page and APRS material. For a man considered disabled by many, he was one of the most able guys I've known. I respected him deeply, and will miss his cheerful voice and his daily contributions to the hobby." - - KA3BIS
Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, S. Dianne Hall and son, Jeffrey Hall II.