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"Bud" Brown (KI8DB)


Bud died rather suddenly after various health battles associated with cancer. His contributions to the local "white knuckle" rush hour net were always appreciated. He made the drive to and from work a little more interesting. He'll be missed.

Contributed by: Pete (KC8MIG)

I am a member of the "Clothesline Net" on the Columbus 76 machine. Bud would frequent this net on a regular basis. Last night the club members conducted a moment of radio silence in his memory. The local Amateur radio community are rather stunned and shocked at the sudden loss of our dear friend "Bud" KI8DB. This is an event that seemed to have unexpectedly come to light and many of us are at a loss for words. Bud was an extemely knowledgeable Amateur Radio Guru that generously contributed his expertise to anyone in the amateur radio community just for the asking. Bud has effectively constructed many interesting antenna designs. He would often speak about his passions with respect to Quad antenna designs in particular. Bud was a very courageous individual and did not let on about the seriousness of his condition to anyone. Bud was always very cheerful, easy going and a great guy that will be cherished in the memory of many. He was only 39 and lived in London, Ohio and passed away October 21, 2004. Survived by loving wife, Becky; sons, Sam and Steve; mother, Diana; father, Buddy Sr.; step-dad, Jimmy; father and mother-in-law, Bob and Anna Caldwell; brother-in-law, David (Rachel) Little; and many other extended family members and dear friends. Many of us can still hear his voice and his callsign ringing in our memory. A final 73 KI8DB DE KC8VWM May you find rest and peace.

Contributed by: Charles (KC8VWM)

Bud always made my day better by telling stories from his interesting life on the morning and afternoon nets. I recently had the pleasure of visiting him at his QTH, playing guitar, and chewing the rag. I miss you Bud. May the DX in the sky be much better than here... 73 OM de N8XE

Contributed by: Jason Hissong (N8XE)

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