Sad to know about Franklin N6NKF, indeed it's big lose to whole fraternity.
Rest in peace.

Rajesh VU2EXP

On Fri 13 May, 2022, 10:22 PM Phil Karn, <> wrote:
Last night I got the sad news that Franklin Antonio, N6NKF, one of the
founders of Qualcomm and my boss for most of my 20 years there, has
passed away.

In recent years he'd turned to philanthropy, giving $30M to the
University of California San Diego (UCSD) for a building named after
him. The dedication was just two days ago, and he didn't show up.

He'd also donated $3M to the Allen Telescope Array for a new broadband
antenna feed, but more importantly he had provided them with a lot of
engineering management and guidance that will be impossible to replace.

AMSAT members probably know him best as the author of the Instant Track
orbital tracking software that AMSAT sold for many years.



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