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Offline Smurf Hunter

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R.I.P. Carl
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:07:27 AM »
Carl passed away on March 11, 2019. As most know, he was fighting a long and painful battle with cancer. He was in a hospice facility and incoherent for more than two weeks. 

On a personal note...

I got to know Carl fairly well.  While he was of modest means, he was incredibly generous with what he did have. A great deal of my amateur radio knowledge and skill can be directly attributed to him. I'm glad his suffering is over and I hope to honor him by "paying it forward", as he'd say.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 09:12:10 AM »
Thank you for letting us know.  he has been in my prayers for the last number of months, since the last time he posted.  He was a wealth of information and always cheerful.  I have no doubt he is resting in peace - the peace he KNEW was waiting for him.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 09:28:48 AM »
Such a great person. He will not be forgotten.  RIP.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 09:45:03 AM »
RIP Carl

Thanks for posting Smurfy.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:34 AM »
RIP

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 11:53:06 AM »
RIP Carl

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 12:42:23 PM »
Thank you for posting this.  It sounds like you are honoring him well. 
RIP, Carl.  I am glad that the suffering is over.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 02:13:33 PM »
RIP Carl.


We are going to miss your wisdom.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 02:15:52 PM »
Rest in peace Carl; 73

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 03:49:10 PM »
  Sorry to hear Carl is gone. Enjoyed his writings. My prayers to the family.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 04:01:34 PM »
Thank you very much for the update.
If anyone knows his call sign, a post to the silent key area might be a good thing.


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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 08:59:14 PM »
Very sad news but as you said, it is good that his suffering is over.  RIP Carl.

Thanks for passing on the word, Smurf.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2019, 09:01:47 PM »

We had some good online battles with me on Carl on the same team .. How old was he ?

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2019, 09:38:52 PM »
How old was he ?

61, I believe.

It amazed me how he continued to contribute useful knowledge here, through many years of a painful battle.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 12:23:47 AM »
Godspeed my friend.....

A long road we at TSP have traveled over the years....

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2019, 06:06:46 AM »
 :'(

Tnx Smurf!  I woke this morning to the following email:

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You interviewed my father. Carl, KB5WMY in April 2015 for your podcast.  Unfortunately he has passed away.  I have downloaded  the interview, however I was not sure it you had any other conversations that were recorded with him.

I can't say that I'm shocked, but he did fight one helluva fight and I too appreciate all that he contributed!

Here is a link to the interview with Carl, and if you scroll down you'll see the additional hour of EMComm he provided to help further paint the picture of what he and many others did during the Katrina Recovery! 
http://hamradio360.com/index.php/2015/04/21/24/

73, K4CDN

ETA:
I found this link on the SK Archive
http://www.silentkeyhq.com/main.php?p=bin/NSKALookup.php&dlnk=&call=KB5WMY&uid=0721552441082506
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 06:24:32 AM by SCWolverine »

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2019, 09:28:56 AM »
Rest in peace Carl.  :(

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Carl, KB5WMY SK
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 09:58:10 AM »
Hi TSP friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. However, I was given permission by his son, David to do so. Carl lost his battle with Cancer and passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019! Out of respect for his family, I held off posting here or anywhere.

Carl was not only my Elmer in real life, but he was a very close personal friend! He had a wide range of knowledge! He was close to a master in every one of his vast areas of expertise! Which is why I know he enjoyed sharing his knowledge with everyone and we all enjoyed it!!

He thoroughly enjoyed helping out and learning on TSP with y'all! He introduced me to the site a few years ago! Like most of you, I appreciated and respected his opinions! He will be missed!

Mcnairdn@gmail is where friends can contact David, his son, for more info or to pass along any old stories.
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Carl David McNair, 61, of Bossier City, LA, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Minden, LA after a long struggle with cancer.

Carl was born on April 6, 1957 in San Antonio, TX, the second son of Ernest and Tillie (Willborn) McNair. Carl graduated from Airline High School in 1975 and married Evelyn Buchanan a year later. They had one son, David.

Carl was a man of many passions; photography, gunsmithing, and amateur radio. Known widely through the local HAM community, Carl (KB5WMY) was a regular attendee at local hamfests. During Hurricane Katrina, he volunteered at the Bossier Parish 911 center and successfully coordinated dozens of rescues. The US Coast Guard presented him with an award for saving lives in the aftermath of the hurricane. Carl is survived by his son David (& Kelly) McNair; grandchildren, Jonathan, Bryan and Andrew McNair; parents, Ernest and Tillie McNair; and siblings, Gene McNair and Jessica McNair. The family would like to give special thanks to Glenna Monday, who has provided many years of companionship, and to Don Cota, who has stayed by Carl’s side much of these last few weeks. Thanks also to the doctors and staff of Meadowview Health and Rehab Center and LSU Medical Center for providing Carl with the best possible care.
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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 04:49:14 PM »
I am Carl's son David.  Thank you all for the memories and condolences that you have shared. I am normally a lurker, but I have been a listener of TSP since #287.  DonC has been a great help to me these last few weeks.  I will try to stay in touch more with the group.  I am currently not a HAM, however time may tell.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 05:47:17 PM »
David, I want to thank you for reaching out to your dad's online friends.  I was kind of afraid that he would pass and I would never know to mourn.  I appreciate your thoughtfulness at this time.  May your heart have peace

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2019, 05:49:19 PM »
My condolences, David.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2019, 06:24:44 PM »

Sorry about your dad David. Carl was a colorful guy and always tried to be humorous on here

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2019, 07:17:55 PM »
David, my condolences to you and your family.  Your dad’s knowledge and humor made some great reading on this forum.  He showed such strength and grace when coping with his illness. 

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #23 on: March 20, 2019, 10:29:11 AM »
David, you have my condolences as well.  Carl will be missed.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2019, 07:27:48 PM »
Thanks for popping in, David, and my condolences to you an your family.  Your dad did a lot for us here at the forum.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2019, 02:30:06 PM »
 David you have my condolences also.

Your father was a pillar in this forum, and he will greatly be remembered specifically for his contribution on HAM matters.

Kalo paradeiso May he rest in paradise

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2019, 04:23:15 PM »
Thank you for posting David and thank you for allowing DonC to post what he did.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2019, 08:05:56 AM »
Sorry to be late but I had no internet access for 10 days.

I wouldn't throw out the term "pillar of our community" lightly but with Carl it fits. I got to a point where I would purchase his recommendations without even thinking. If he liked a battery, flashlight, knife, cartridge, etc. it meant it worked. Bear in mind I don't do his real field of expertise: HAM. I don't know how one gets so much expertise in so many fields.

I regret not being able to meet but I am happy that he lives on with those of us who were able to learn so much. He'll be missed.

David, it's good to hear from you. I wish you and yours the best in a hard time.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2019, 06:11:07 AM »
Wow, this makes me sad to hear. I'll be praying for your family, David.

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Re: R.I.P. Carl
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2019, 10:46:29 AM »
My condolences, David. We really were so lucky to have Carl here on the forum for as long as we did... I'll offer prayers for him.