Dan Asbjornsen writes "RE: W8PAL I called Elthel Gross, Al W8PAL xyl, explained I didn't quite know what to say, except that I talked with Al on the phone, and via e-mail a couple of times. I became aware of his achievements and his history after looking up his call sign on QRZ..... I said meeting him was like meeting Marconi himself. Al was a real live hero, there are so few anymore... Through our chats and e-mail, Al ( at my request) sent me an autographed photo of himself. It hangs over my ham station still today, and always will... Please take a few moments to see who Al was, then drop his wife a letter or card. We lost a hero, she lost her husband... Thanks, Dan KB7UXE Ethel Gross. 9807 Cedar Drive Sun City AZ 85351 http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/IN ST/aug95/pph.html<BR http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/ INST/jun98/gross.html<BR http://web.mit.edu/invent/ www/inventorsA-H/gross.html<BR http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/Gross.htm l<BR http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/Gross _bio.html<BR http://web.mit.edu/invent/www/00ce remony.html<BR"