[amsat-bb] Daniel "Nick" Kucij, KB1RVT Silent Key

Paul Andrews w2hro.fn20 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 20:40:32 UTC 2017

I worked Nick many times when I was active on satellites.  He was an FB OP.

He was one of my first QSOs after my 30 years away from the hobby.

RIP Nick - 73 - Paul - W2HRO

On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:21 PM, R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net> wrote:
> SAT Ops,
> What sad and shocking news! The SAT Community has lost a really
> great guy. Nick was an excellent operator and friendly and helpful
> to everyone he encountered. When he was even living in a townhouse,
> it was amazing the many QSOs and Grids he worked by using an
> inside antenna!
> A couple years ago while Roving in VE2 and Northern New England,
> I ended up staying in Burlington, VT, overnight. Nick tracked me down
> via e-mail and we had a nice eyeball QSO over coffee/bagels (he bought).
> He had many amazing stories about his Satellite experiences and good
> words to say about everyone. Whoever is chasing WAS-SAT probably
> has Nick's QSL/LoTW in their file for Vermont. Whenever I would be
> roving up north and the footprint fell out of most of the U.S., Nick would
> often drop in for quick chat to keep me company when no one else was
> calling.
> Nick....  We'll ALL miss you dearly. Rest in Peace, my friend.
> Bob K8BL
> ________________________________
> From: Frank Griffin <k4feg at k4feg.com>
> To: starcom-bb at star-com.net; amsat-bb-request at amsat.org; satdx-bb at star-com.net
> Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 11:38 AM
> Subject: [Starcom-bb] Daniel "Nick" Kucij, KB1RVT Silent Key
> Hello All:
> it is with a sad heart that I am writing this email, Nick, KB1RVT's, family contacted me and asked me to relay this information:
> Nick, while riding a bicycle trail in Vermont over the weekend, suffered a fall, he apparently suffered some head injuries resulting in hemorrhaging in the brain and passed away suddenly, local paramedics were quickly on the scene & worked vigorously to tend to his injuries.
> The family is still in the process of contacting people & asked me to reach out to the satellite community.
> Any details about the arrangements should be in the local Burlington Free Press newspaper, burlingtonfreepress.com.
> As I receive any additional information I will post it to the various BB's.
> Please pass any information along any of the other social media conveyances.
> Nick will be missed by the satellite community.
> -.-  -...  .----  .-.  ...-  -    ...  -.-
> regards:
> Frank; K4FEG
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