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I lost my best friend today: he was an inspiration to those he met, an encourager, and a wonderful man who would give you the shirt off his back. These are just a few of the many comments about this man. But life came to a sudden halt and now he is walking with Jesus. He is at peace and in a place of rest. Roger Antolik, age 70, changed the direction of many lives. He has given all of us his wisdom and knowledge and now it is our turn to use that knowledge in our lives. We will be forever change because we knew him. He was married to the love of his life, Susan. He loved her so much that it was evident in the things he did for her. They met in the 6th grade and were friends ever since. Married June 15, 1974, they raised two sons: Jes (Lainie) and Eric (Maggie), three grandchildren Jacob, Colton, and Enza. To them he was known as Pappy. He was little brother to Priscilla (Jim) Simoncic and Darlene. Many nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephew know him as Uncle Roger. To the rest of us, he was a friend. Roger studied Mechanical Engineering at OSU and shot on the Varsity Pistol team. His career began in Estimating, Project Management, and Shop Forman. Opportunities prevailed and he opened his own machine shop where he rebuilt engines. Later in life he took on the task of being a Leadership Coach and guided young men and women to better themselves. Roger was actively involved in 4H Shooting Sports and Youth Development. He spent over 30+ years teaching Youth the art of precision target shooting. Other activities included fishing, hunting, HAM radio and talking with anyone who would join in the conversation. Susan finally talked him into buying a camper and away they went. They just returned from 9-week journey out west to see the sights and fulfill some Bucket List items. Whether by camper or motorcycle they have traveled to 40 states. Roger made life a little better for us all. Cherish your memories of him. Share those memories and tell the stories. Reach and create new memories with your friends to honor the work Roger did in your life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235 (https://wish.org/oki) in Roger’s memory.

FLEX Numbers

You might recall that in mid-august I installed some software to collect usage data for the Flexradio on the Node-Red raspberry pi. I'm still trying to wade through the collected data. But it appears from the time I started collecting the data on August 13th until I dumped the file on October 27th we had a total of 286 connections to the radio. I hope to be able to provide more information as I work to decipher the data. 73, ...Gary

Skywarn Day

NWS Cleveland is making plans to participate in Skywarn Recognition Day on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 7 PM. Plans are currently being made so it will be important for people to sign up ahead of time to ensure they receive the most up to date news on the event. There will also be the challenge of limiting it to 2 people in the office at a time due to federal COVID protocols. We believe we will be setting up the ambulance in the parking lot again for HF operations.

AI in Communications

Stumbled across this 30-ish minute discussion on Artificial Intelligence in communications. Now, we’re left to ponder where there’s any natural intelligence left in this country. IF you’ve ever wondered about being the target of a pileup:
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KE8RTF SK

I lost my best friend today: he was an inspiration to those he met, an encourager, and a wonderful man who would give you the shirt off his back. These are just a few of the many comments about this man. But life came to a sudden halt and now he is walking with Jesus. He is at peace and in a place of rest. Roger Antolik, age 70, changed the direction of many lives. He has given all of us his wisdom and knowledge and now it is our turn to use that knowledge in our lives. We will be forever change because we knew him. He was married to the love of his life, Susan. He loved her so much that it was evident in the things he did for her. They met in the 6th grade and were friends ever since. Married June 15, 1974, they raised two sons: Jes (Lainie) and Eric (Maggie), three grandchildren Jacob, Colton, and Enza. To them he was known as Pappy. He was little brother to Priscilla (Jim) Simoncic and Darlene. Many nieces and nephew and great nieces and nephew know him as Uncle Roger. To the rest of us, he was a friend. Roger studied Mechanical Engineering at OSU and shot on the Varsity Pistol team. His career began in Estimating, Project Management, and Shop Forman. Opportunities prevailed and he opened his own machine shop where he rebuilt engines. Later in life he took on the task of being a Leadership Coach and guided young men and women to better themselves. Roger was actively involved in 4H Shooting Sports and Youth Development. He spent over 30+ years teaching Youth the art of precision target shooting. Other activities included fishing, hunting, HAM radio and talking with anyone who would join in the conversation. Susan finally talked him into buying a camper and away they went. They just returned from 9-week journey out west to see the sights and fulfill some Bucket List items. Whether by camper or motorcycle they have traveled to 40 states. Roger made life a little better for us all. Cherish your memories of him. Share those memories and tell the stories. Reach and create new memories with your friends to honor the work Roger did in your life. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 2545 Farmers Drive, Suite 300, Columbus, OH 43235 (https://wish.org/oki) in Roger’s memory.

Holiday Party 2019

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