This is pretty gut wrenching (I know that's an understatement...not sure of the right words)...I knew Tom briefly through Bob and always had a blast talking with him about multiple topics, Amateur Radio and Radio Astronomy being among them. He was always very encouraging to a newcomer like me in the world of Amateur Satellites and to academic research (both daunting in their own ways). He always had some new widget to share and discuss or some new idea to kick around.....I wish we had more time together. He will be missed.
-Zach, KJ4QLP -- Research Associate Aerospace & Ocean Systems Division (AOSD) Virginia Tech National Security Institute (VT-NSI) Ted & Karyn Hume Center for National Security & Technology Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VT) Work Phone: 540-231-4174 Cell Phone: 540-808-6305
From: Ed Long [email protected] Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 3:53 PM To: Robert McGwier [email protected]; amsat bb [email protected] Subject: [AMSAT-BB] Re: K3IO ex-W3IWI
Also sad to hear this news. A loss for sure.
Ed Long WA4SWJ Former Editor, The AMSAT Journal ________________________________ From: Robert McGwier <[email protected]mailto:[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 12:13 PM To: amsat bb <[email protected]mailto:[email protected]> Subject: [AMSAT-BB] K3IO ex-W3IWI
It is a terribly sad duty for me to tell you that our dear friend, peer and colleague, Tom Clark passed away.
I have already agreed with AMSAT managment to put together a memorial talk for the AMSAT meeting and extended effort for the journal and online.
I heartbroken to lose my friend.
Dr. Robert W McGwier, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Tech ARDC Member of Board N4HY: ARRL, TAPR, AMSAT, EARC Sky: AAVSO, SkyHub, Auburn AS, Skyscrapers