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« on: July 27, 2008, 01:28:59 PM »
As I sit here typing this  I must say that it is hard to hold back the tears that I am feeling right now.
Just moments ago at 1:03 pm 07/27/2008, I received a call . And looking at the caller ID It was my best friend and mentor Douglas Beckwith N4CZT. When I answered it was not the voice I was expecting. It was his son Chip.

He asked a few questions and validated who I was then told me the Doug had past away at 6 am this morning. I could not even say a word. My heart fell to my feet. Was like the biggest weight I have ever had. I then scrounged up enough courage to that him for calling me and telling me before I saw it in the paper.

Doug and I go back well before my ham days. He was the first radio amateur I ever met. I learned so much from him. I used to go out to field day and help him with satellites every year. Then after finally getting my own ticket we spent many times looking over equipment and talking about AR. And we have done so ever since.

I was to go see him later today.  Was going to exchange some info and pick up some parts.  We were in the process of designing a ssb transponder. Something we were going to play with and learn from. He was so into that stuff. He was really a dedicated Radio operator. A great friend.

Doug was very active on 6 meters. He runs a Kenwood TS200 with a SB200 amp. He used a 4 element quad. Every time the band was open he call me telling me to get in the shack you missing all the fun.

I sure am going to miss him but he will always be here in spirit.

And to his friends and family,  My heart and love goes out to each and every one of you.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2008, 02:02:50 PM »
I\'m so sorry to hear that Buddy.  My condolences to the family.  

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008, 09:11:51 PM »
I can tell how sincere your friendship was.   I am very sorry for your loss, and hope that time will soothe the vacuum you are feeling right now.
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2008, 12:18:21 AM »
Very sorry to hear of your and your friend\'s family\'s loss Buddy. If the Lord has a special spot for us, I\'ll bet he will have quite the sweet spot for an antenna!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2008, 09:45:55 AM »
Thanks for the comments guy\'s
Everytime I get in the shac k to work satellited he will be on my mind.
I am sure going to miss him.

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 06:39:43 AM »
I need some of you opinion here, in the “Essay” by Montaigne he say’s once in a life time a “PERFECT friend” as in a friend the is perfect and the best, does not include someone you love for passion come along.
Say if you had one of this “PERFECT friend”. Would you betray him/her you country or betray your country for him/her? this question came from Plato