Many thanks for passing on this very sad news, unwelcome though it is.
I can hardly believe that we have all had our last QSO with N3FZ. He
has been called home far too soon.
I will really miss Jack. His ebullient spirit always brightened the
Ping Jockey pages; and as you know, he and I worked together very
closely in polishing the several WSJT modes.
At least outwardly, Jack was strong and optimistic right up to the end.
He always made the best of things, and never let any setback dampen
his spirits for long.
Although he could not realistically contemplate having a really big
station, Jack was always thinking about the next improvement to the
antenna, receiver, or PA at N3FZ. His meteor-scatter grid total and his
EME initial list may not have been at the top of the Top List -- but he
had every reason to be very proud of what he had accomplished.
Rest easy, Jack.
-- Joe, K1JT
> Hi Joe,
> It is Frank Sanns, N3XI. I don't know if you remember me, but
> I lived near Jack Carlson in Pittsburgh and we have worked your
> wonderful digital modes and done 2 meter ssb a couple of times. I know
> that Jack did much testing with you with your digital modes and I must
> tell you with great sadness that on Sunday September 25, Jack succumbed
> to his increasingly aggressive cancer and became a silent key. Jack's
> family are in the process of making the final preparations for burial on
> Friday near Pittsburgh. I will also try to put this up on Ping
> Jockey/JT65 pages since Jack regularly worked so many of the operators
> I can tell you Joe, that Jack had the greatest respect for you and for
> your contributions to digital communications. You really gave him many
> hours of challenges and enjoyments working with you and using the
> diverse modes. Thank you for what you have given to Jack and to the
> amateur community.
> Very Best Regards,
> Frank Sanns