This is very sad news about a truly wonderful man.  I'm glad to have known him over the years.  Has to be one of the smartest people I've ever met; yet, he could explain difficult concepts in easy to understand terms...huge impact on our hobby and organization, and various fields of science as well.

73 to a great one.

Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]
AMSAT Director and Command Station

On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 12:15 PM Robert McGwier <> wrote:
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
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