[CQ-Contest] K8CC SK

Stan Stockton wa5rtg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 15:04:47 EST 2020

In shock at hearing this news.

Dave was a very good man and a friend for the last 45 years or more.  I met
him when he attended John Brown University in my home town. He had just
developed an interest in contesting.

I spec'd and he designed an SO2R box for me in about 1975.  Among other
features it had the option to automatically put the headphones on a second
T-4XB/R-4B when the clock was running on my Accu-Memory keyer and later
K9CW keyer. Along with that and a program he wrote for a Radio Shack color
computer to dupe logs (before NA or any computer logging), I felt like I
was the king of high tech because of his knowledge.

He honored me by choosing me as his Team Mate for the WRTC in 1996 in San
Francisco - a thrill and lasting good memory.

He was an inspiration.

Rest in Peace, Dave.

Stan, K5GO

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 12:23 PM K8MR via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:

> With sadness we pass along that Dave Pruitt, K8CC, became a Silent Key on
> December 29.  Dave's brother Tom, WB8VMN, reports that Dave passed away
> peacefully and in no pain.
> Though slowed in recent years by health issues, Dave was a very
> significant contributor to the contesting community. He was a long time
> member and past president of the Mad River Radio Club, author of the NA
> contesting logging software, a log checker for the ARRL 10 Meter and 160
> Meter contests, and chairman of the Michigan QSO Party. He built and
> operated, both as single op and multiop, a very competitive contest station
> in Ypislanti, Michigan.
> Dave's obituary is at:    David Alan Pruett Obituary - Visitation &
> Funeral Information (uhtfuneralhome.com)
> The Zoom meeting mentioned there will be held at 1:00 pm EST on Monday.
> RIP,  OM.
> Jim   K8MR
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