Hey all. If you didn't read the other thread I started about returning to the amateur community after a personal life "break", again I want to say hello and express my excitement about getting a little shack set back up in the near future. But this post is about the passing of W4RNL. I let mt ARRL membership slide and never saw his callsign in the Silent Key QST pages. I certainly hope QST took pause to recognize him and his contributions above and beyond the SK list! At any rate, his website was, and still is, much appreciated by this ham for all that I learned from it about propogation, feedlines, and antenna theory. It was a couple of months back that I thought to visit the site, in anticipation of getting a new antenna up, and learned of his passing. I had mixed feelings about the current state of his articles. Evidently a (commerical entity?) is administrating the site and a registration procedure was required to gain access. I am certainly glad that the site is being maintained by whomever! It is a treasure and a resource. And there is no fee for the basic access to his series of articles so this is good. Having someone maintain his work in itself is a tribute to his positive impact on our hobby. But I wonder how it came to be passed on in this manner? Was it part of an estate sale, or a Will? Was there an affiliation beforehand that wasn't evident, i.e. a part ownership? Not that it matters. As I said, it was just a little of a shock to hear of his passing in the first place. He is from my native Knoxville, TN and I had the pleasure of corresponding with him on a few occasions through e-mail about antenna theory. While there was no personal relationship here, I felt his eagerness to share, even through e-mail, defined him as a ham's ham and the ideal of an "Elmer". His annecdotes were entertaining and he had a layman's way of making complex concepts easy to grasp. He'll be missed by this ham who considers himself a "fan".