kb2kfv writes "It is with great sadness that I announce the untimely passing of Paul W. "SKIP" Wilson, KE2XF, Age 62. Skip passed away in his sleep early on the morning of December 12, 2001 at his residence in Stillwater, NY after a long battle with cancer. Skip was one of the original founding members of the Troy Amateur Radio Association and was the driving force behind many of their Field Day weekends. For "Skipper" there was only one club, and that was of course TARA! He was always the first one to volunteer his services in anyway possible to make the club better for all. He helped "elmer" many amateurs over the years and was active as a VE. Anyone that knew him was aware of his love for listening to his radio and also chatting on the TARA VHF/UHF repeaters and always was there to assist anyone who called for help. However, Skip's true love was the HF bands. He was always tuning the bands to find someone to talk to. In particular, SKIP loved the HF digital modes doing RTTY and SSTV. His preferred band for ragchewing was 10 meter SSB. In his earlier days he was an avid CW operator and had a fist that was as smooth as silk. Please keep Skip's wife, June Wilson, KA2VEK in your prayers and thoughts or send her a message or card at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Mrs. Paul Wilson Sr. P.O. BOx 244 Stillwater, New York 12170"