[amsat-dc] Re: SK: Art Goldman. N3OY (Tom Clark, K3IO)

Pat Kilroy pat at patkilroy.com
Thu Aug 20 21:52:11 PDT 2009

THIS IS SAD NEWS indeed.  My heartfelt thoughts 
and prayers go out to Art's family and friends.  

Many of us in the greater D.C. area recognize 
Art's selfless support of our local annual 
AMSAT meetings too.  Art was an experimenter.  
He always seemed to be tweaking and testing 
some hardware or software thing having to do 
with Amateur Radio in general or in Amateur 
Satellites in particular.  

I could count on Art to offer a top-notch 
presentation in many a spring time meeting.  


Pat Kilroy
AMSAT Area Coordinator
Greater MDC Area

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> From: "Tom Clark, K3IO" <tom.k3io at gmail.com>
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> It is with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing of Art
> Goldman, N3OY (formerly WA3CVG). Art was 67 and succumbed to melanoma.
> Information is at
> http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bal-md.ob.ci.goldman05aug05,0,7067848.story.
> Art was very active in CARA (Columbia Amateur Radio Association) and was
> an AMSAT Life Member. Art often handled the satellite Field Day effort
> at W3AO(see http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/?con_id=133&call=W3AO
> <http://www.arrl.org/contests/soapbox/?con_id=133&call=W3AO> for 2006
> pictures. W3AO is the 19 xmtr multi-multi joint effort of CARA & PVRC).
> Art lived in Columbia which has severe antenna limits. Despite this, he
> managed to get on AO-40 using BBQ dish antennas. He show up frequently
> in the AMSAT-BB archives. Art was also very active in the packet radio
> world in the 80's & 90's. Art (with NG6Q) developed the TCP/IP driver
> for the Eagle Computer card (Zilog 8530) for KA9Q's NOS. .
> A personal remembrance: Rick Hambly (W2GPS), Bob McGwier (N4HY)& I
> remember fondly the 8-hour x 2-way "captive audience" trip to/from
> Dayton a few years ago. Despite Art's New York Jewish roots, he knew
> every country & western song every made. What with McGwier hailing from
> redneck Alabama, the trip was hilarious. I particularly remember the two
> singing to Toby Keith's hit C&W song "I ain't as good as I once was, but
> I'm as good once as I ever was!" (complete lyrics are at
> http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/keith-toby/as-good-as-i-once-was-15917.html).
> 73 Art -- you are missed!
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Pat Kilroy
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