Fellow amateur radio operator John Crockett, W3KH, (third from left on back row) passed away from cancer this morning. John was the inventor and manager of the SCHEART linked ham radio repeater system and the SCHEART DMR system in SC designed to provide ham radio communications service in emergencies and led the training of hundreds of volunteers towards that goal. He will be missed terribly by all who knew and worked with him. John will surely be missed by our organization. When he joined our ranks, he took over a project started by another very loyal member Frank Lynch to make SERA 2000 a reality. The name was changed to UCS, but the idea was the same. My prayers go out to his family during this time of sadness.
Roger Gregory, W4RWG