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

R.T.Liddy k8bl at ameritech.net
Mon Sep 25 22:45:55 UTC 2017

Thanks to John K8YSE, we can hear Nick in QSO and rememberhis friendly voice (starting at 02:18):


      From: R.T.Liddy <k8bl at ameritech.net>
 To: Starcom <starcom-bb at star-com.net>; AMSAT BB <amsat-bb at amsat.org> 
 Sent: Monday, September 25, 2017 3:21 PM
 Subject: Re: Daniel "Nick" Kucij, KB1RVT Silent Key
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

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.

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Frank; K4FEG
Starcom-bb bulletin board
Starcom-bb at star-com.net


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