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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Bob Casey (K0GWK)

Nov 23, 2003

Bob and I grew up together in Ham Radio.Lots of CW fun. Lost track of him about 40 years ago and just found him again about 6 months ago. Will miss him.

Contributed by: Vincent E. Ziegenbein (W4RUO)

I will never forget that time we stayed up all night on 80 meters till 15 meters was stirring. I think he is having a 5th of Jim Beam right now and wondering where he put his glasses. I will miss him and his genius. He showed me how to string a dipole to how to construct low-cost crystals from common household materials. Super glue too! Take care om. 73!

Contributed by: Grant Thurmann (K0EO)

My dear brother Bob K0GWK passed away November 23rd, 2002 due to pancreatic cancer. He was licensed in 1955 at 14 yrs old and became an Extra Class a few years ago. He attained his First Class Radiotelephone License at 18. He was born and raised in Nebraska City, NE and worked at various radio stations in NE & IA as a broadcast engineer. He moved to CA and worked in the audio/video industry and spent the last 20 yrs as a sound engineer at Universal Studios in Hollywood. I always looked forward to seeing and talking to him because he always had some new radio or antenna project in the works or a new piece of gear. Even in his final days, he spoke of getting a new antenna put up... He kept his illness a secret because he didn't want pity or to worry any of us. His family and ham radio was his whole life and I'm sure he'll be missed by those who knew him in the Los Angeles CA area and the Ham Community. Missing you Bob...

Contributed by: Dennis Casey (N0UWW)

Contributed by: Dennis Casey (N0UWW)

I met Bob K0GWK through our common friends Vencil KI6NZ, and Tommy KN6KK (*SK). He and I hit it off immediately, having a common interest in Ham Radio, and having both worked as professional Y4 Film Sound Engineers for many years, after having worked in music recording and commercials/voice-overs, etc. He was always experimenting with radios and especially antennas. He was full of life even up to the very end. He fought off the end for as long as he could, and had us all fooled into thinking he had beaten his deadly adversary. I became good friends with both he and Tommy KN6KK in the last 5 years of their lives, and got to spend quite a bit of time with them during this time. They made a lasting impression upon me, and I have been greatly saddened by their untimely passings. They are both remembered on my ham radio website, which is dedicated to their memories, at: B.htm (remove any spaces). I know they are together again in the great ham shack in the sky, working the best DX, and getting heavenly reports! Respectfully submitted, John WA2OOB, Ventura, CA

Contributed by: John Rotondi (W6JBR)

Bob Casey operating from Sawhill Mountain in 1993.

Contributed by: Dennis Casey (N0UWW)

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