[amsat-bb] Ted Cross N0IAK/G0HHY SK
nate at natetech.com
Fri Apr 27 16:30:33 PDT 2007
[Forwarding our club's announcement to the AMSAT-NA list. I know Ted
was involved in some AMSAT projects over the years, also. Nate WY0X]
The Colorado Repeater Association is saddened to announce the passing
of a good friend, and one of our long-term supporters and Board
Ted Cross, N0IAK, passed away early in the week of April 16th due to
complications arising from a seizure. Ted was 46 years old. Ted was
from England and was dual-licensed. His other Amateur callsign was
Ted worked as a firmware engineer for Hewlett-Packard, and enjoyed
numerous interests outside of Amateur radio, including travel, the
outdoors, aviation, music, fly fishing and sailing. He is survived by
his father and sisters who live in the United Kingdom.
Ted loved working on and creating new technologies. He was driven to
try new things, and was an inspiration to many Amateurs. His
enthusiasm for all things new in technology was infectious, and he
made working on difficult problems fun.
His work with the CRA dates back to the early 1990's, and includes
creating the Colorado Front Range's first 1200 and 9600 baud
digital-regenerative packet repeaters, installation and maintenance of
numerous CRA voice repeater systems -- including the initial build-out
of the Colorado Springs link and the Lee Hill site -- and creating and
administering the CRA BBS during the years the CRA was involved in
In the past and present, Ted also assisted with other Colorado Amateur
Radio organizations, including various packet radio groups, and
Mountain Top Associates of Colorado, especially on experimental modes
and bands. Ted worked regularly with small groups of other hams,
assisting in design, build, and operation of any system he found an
Ted was one of the first Amateur Radio operators in the area to
experiment with the protocols we now know as "the Internet", including
working with TCP/IP over packet radio, and other advancements in data
networking in the 1980's and 90's.
Ted was also recognized as a guru on the internal workings of Linux
and was a regular contributor to the open source community.
Anyone who knew Ted will remember his big Scottish brogue, his
willingness to dive headlong into any new project, and his love for
all things in technology -- especially if he could dig in and improve
or change it. His passion was engineering, and he was a true
On behalf of the CRA Officers, Board, and Members -- we say, 73 Ted.
Rest in peace.
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