I never knew the man but I have used his website for reference on many,many occasions.
Any of you that knew him personally, I offer to host the information on his site if anyone can get me the files. I will keep the url the same and host the site in his memoriam. I have no other interest other than to keep the information available.
Rod Silent Key
I knew Rod and spoke to him sometimes on the Fallbrook repeater when I was visiting in California (I am in Colorado but have family there) He was a great guy and a fine gentleman and he will be missed! My condolences to his family at this very difficult time my prayers go out to you. Fr. Johnny Shepherd KD5LWU
This is a very sad news. My condolences! He'll be missed.
Indeed, a friend to many, even those who didn't know him personally. RIP Rod.
73... Jon W1MNK
I spoke to a close friend of the family and received the following message from him...
Rod was an asset to the Amateur Radio Community and his legacy will live on! God Bless Rod's family!
Rod had been experiencing some health problems and knew he was at risk while seeking treatment. Over the last several months he had arranged his affairs and asked his son to take over the web page in case something happened to him.
Dino Darling - K6RIX
AC6V, Silent Key
I also would like to express my condolences to his family and friends at this time. With a great risk of sounding selfish, but with the following comment meant as a great compliment to the man: I feel his website is among one of the best, it has MANY great references on amateur radio, everything from A to Z. It is among one of the first websites I refer new hams to so that they may be able to learn more about the hobby and it's various aspects. I am sorry to hear he is now a silent key, but he is still part of the energy in the ether. 73 OM de W8RIT
]I'm the CEO of a webhosting company and will gladly provide free hosting for ac6v.com if that would help preserve it.
I can't think of anything that would honor him more, Doug. I do hope thet you, or someone else picks up the site.
AC6V Rod SK
Thats sad to hear - Rods' work has been one of the core places to visit for years on Ham radio.
Earlier this month I remembered a simple little humorous story from the 1970s and sent it to Rod and on the 15th he replied saying he'd put it online.. I was pleased but now sad to hear of his passing away. 73s Rod..hope the skips' good..
In the UK, recently, the "Salopian web" by Roy Clarke G8AYD whose now sadly SK in early 2008. A grand site kept well uptodate for ham radio and astronomy. There was talk of mirroring the site - but its now de-linked.
Take care out there..
Very sad news
RIP dear friend. You were my reference for all the software links.
Another great guy is now SK. I will miss you. To all your family my
Your friend HB9DHG Fulvio
My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Karla and the ham radio community as well. Rod was not only a wealth of information, but always a helpful and friendly soul willing to share his knowledge with those of us who needed direction. I had quite a bit to learn when I returned to the hobby after a period of inactivity. No “just check my web site” from Rod; he patiently answered my questions over the air, and via e-mail steering me to just the right page on his site.
Here in San Diego, Rod was a denizen of the Palomar ARC repeater, again always ready to help, giving out traffic info or assisting someone needing police response or rescue “when all else failed.”
Very 73, Rod…you will be greatly missed. Joe…w6udo