We are sad to report that Charles (Chuck) Parmelee, W9ODI, became a silent key on 4 May 1998. He had serious surgery in December but had made good progress until about a week ago. Chuck was a longtime supporter of AMSAT and was very active on both digital and analog satellites, especially FO-20 and FO-29. He will be sadly missed by his many amateur radio friends. The funeral is at Kristan's Funeral Home on Rt. 176 in Mundelein, IL. on Thursday May 7. His wife Evelyn and son Dan will be happy to receive cards etc. at the callbook address or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).