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Re: K7RR, SK

That IS possible.  In a horrible coincidence,  Cliff's death was in 
close proximity to some upgrades to the AMSAT servers.  For almost a 
week they most decidedly NOT upgrades.  Now they seem to be working 
well.   I believe the notice of Cliff's death was sent but into the 
black hole of the BB mailer that we had for a bit.

Cliff will be missed.


Edward R. Cole wrote:
> Same here Wayne.
> I first met Cliff at the Amsat Symposium in Tucson in 1997 (my first
> symposia, BTW).  We struck up a friendship that lasted several years,
> though mainly thru e-mail.  Cliff was a real gentleman and satellite
> enthusiast (as well as fond of his trips to Alaska).  I'm really sorry to
> hear of his passing.  I'm very glad to hear that Amsat awarded his
> contributions.
> Ed Cole - KL7UW
> At 11:26 PM 8/11/2006 -0500, Wayne Estes wrote:
>> Did I miss the announcement of K7RR's death on amsat-bb?
>> I just read this in the latest ARRL Letter:
>> Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR, SK: Long-time Project OSCAR and AMSAT member 
>> Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR, of Morro Bay, California, died July 30. An ARRL 
>> Life Member, he was 75. Just days before Buttschardt's death, the 
>> Project OSCAR Board of Directors awarded him its Lifetime Achievement 
>> Award - its highest honor -- for contributions to Amateur Satellite 
>> Radio. "In March of 2006 the Board of Project OSCAR voted to recognize 
>> Cliff with an award for his achievements and his lifetime of 
>> contributions to amateur satellite programs," said Project OSCAR Vice 
>> President Emily Clarke, N1DID. "Over the years Cliff contributed much to 
>> Project OSCAR and AMSAT, and was one of the guiding forces behind the 
>> CubeSat program at Cal Poly, where he has been working quietly behind 
>> the scenes as an advisor." Unfortunately, a much-heralded attempt to 
>> launch 14 university CubeSats -- one renamed in Buttschardt's honor -- 
>> failed July 26. It is requested that in lieu of flowers a contribution 
>> to AMSAT or the ARRL be made in Cliff's name.
>> Wayne Estes W9AE
>> Oakland, Oregon, USA, CN83ik

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