I’ve held off writing about the passing of Bob Heil until now. We weren’t close friends, I only met him in person once, at the 2018 OzarkCon in Branson, Missouri. He was the keynote speaker at the conference and proud as he could be to show off his wooden radio projects. photo ~ photo ~ photo ~ photo

His enthusiasm and joy for amateur radio will be impossible to replace. We’re all better for him having joined us in this grand adventure and I have no doubt ripples from his energy will continue to be felt for decades to come.

Rest in peace Bob, see you on the other side… 73.

Bob Heil, K9EID - Silent Key