[aprssig] WB4APR SK

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Thu Feb 10 19:51:35 EST 2022

I talked to his daughter Bethanne yesterday and she told me that I along with others were on her list to contact regarding arrangements.  I was under the impression that the funeral will be a private family/close friends event.  However, she said a memorial is being planned for this summer and that she would let me and others know the details so we can share it with the APRS community.
I'm in eastern Virginia, so it's not a far drive for me to Annapolis.  I plan to be there.  Would be nice to coordinate with others that plan to go, once we have the details.
Jason Rauschwww.ke4nyv.com 

    On Thursday, February 10, 2022, 06:14:59 PM EST, Jim Sanford <wb4gcs at wb4gcs.org> wrote:  
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
  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. 
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