What a shock to learn that Jim K4OJ is no longer with us. One weekend we
hear him on the band, the next one he is gone.
I always enjoyed reading his postings on this reflector, full of spirit and
certainly a devoted contester.
Rest in peace Jim.
At 02:21 2004-02-13 , you wrote:
>I received this earlier today. Jim was a frequent participant on this
>reflector. I knew him, and he will be missed.
>Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 3:28 PM
>Subject: [FCG] K4OJ SK
>In September of 2002 K4OJ sat at this computer and wrote a poignant obituary
>honoring his father, W1CW, who had died that very morning.
>On this afternoon of February 12, 2004, it is my reluctant turn to sit here
>and tell you that Jim did not survive yesterday's surgery. He left us about
>11:30 a.m. this morning following liver failure after the somewhat risky
>heart valve replacement.
>Just this past weekend he had a tremendous time operating the FOC Marathon
>and producing a splendid accounting of himself. This was just one more
>achievement during his lifetime of fun in and service to Amateur Radio and,
>in particular, the Florida Contest Group of which he was the first
>president. His operating abilities were manifest and he almost always the
>first one to volunteer his help, in spite of his declining physical
>I know many of you will share my loss.
>Ellen, W1YL/4 "ln"
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