[aprssig] WB4APR SK

Jim Sanford wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org
Thu Feb 10 18:13:52 EST 2022

Anybody know anything about funeral arrangements??


wb4gcs at amsat.org

James A. Sanford, PE

CAPTAIN, United States Navy (retired)

On 2/10/2022 10:04, Jason Rausch wrote:
> Like many of you, I knew Bob personally and talked with him 
> periodically over the years.  I met Bob when I was 19 at the 2002 
> Dayton.  From then on spent time with him at future Dayton's, DCC's, 
> was honored when he invited me to start presenting at the Dayton APRS 
> forum each year I brought my company there.  Had a couple meals with 
> him.  He was fun to be around and listen to.  Yes, he was set in his 
> ways, but I think it all came from a good place, deep in his heart 
> because he stood behind his ideals no matter what.  I admire that quality.
> I was genuinely saddened upon learning of his death the other night.  
> I had heard he was having health issues, but I honestly didn't know it 
> was cancer and that he was that bad off.  He did a good job keeping it 
> fairly quiet.
> I have to admit with my job, company and moving several times in the 
> last five years I have been "Off the map" and not very active on 
> APRS.  His death has sparked me to change that, get my gear out and 
> get it going again.  As much as Bob hated trackers ;o), that's the 
> first thing I'll get going again, just so I can get active and add a 
> memorial to him in my position comment.
> I went back through my picture archives and found a couple I took 
> of/with him at the Dayton in 2002.  I'll attach them to this email, if 
> anyone would like to see them.
> Bob, you're no longer suffering.  Rest in peace and I'll miss you, friend.
> Jason Rausch
> KE4NYV.com <http://www.ke4nyv.com>
> RPC Electronics, LLC
> www.rpc-electronics.com
> On Thursday, February 10, 2022, 09:44:35 AM EST, g8pzt--- via aprssig 
> <aprssig at lists.tapr.org> wrote:
> I was shocked and saddened to hear of this. I didn't know that Bob was 
> ill.
> Yes we are all getting older, but I don't agree with the idea that we 
> should just "let aprs die".
> They tried to get rid of Morse, steam trains, analogue radio, packet, 
> rtty etc, and yet they're still around.
> It's a hobby. We enjoy tinkering. Sometimes new ideas come to us when 
> we least expect it. I'm sure that will happen with aprs, as it sounds 
> like there are still authors out there who are willing to write aprs apps.
> 73, Paula g8pzt
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