Fred Stark, KA2YLZ, Silent Key

The “plate off” switch has been hit for the last time: Fred’s favorite transmitter, the Collins 20V-3.

Rest In Peace, Fred KA2YLZ

Fred Stark, KA2YLZ

I was just told that on Tuesday, 6 December 2022, my good friend and great friend of the Liberty Net, Frederick K. Stark, KA2YLZ, of West Taghkanic, New York, died of a heart attack at his home. I can hardly believe that he is gone. I had just spoken to him the day before. I became worried when he didn’t show up for his pre-Liberty Net concert program on the 10th, and tried calling him both Sunday and today, eventually reaching his nephew and getting the sad news tonight. Fred was 69 years old.

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Liberty Net: December 26, 2015

KA2YLZ-qsl3by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

WE ARE delighted to report that Fred Stark, KA2YLZ, has now come home from the hospital and has resumed his normal life after successful surgery to correct his heart condition. Welcome back Fred!

Listen: Liberty Net 12/26″]

Here’s my short summary of — and remarks on — a few of the topics brought up during this week’s net session:

• The development of adaptive predistortion in Software Defined Radios (SDRs), as typified by Apache Lab’s PureSignal, is very significant: It can make an amateur’s transmitted signal dramatically cleaner. (7 minutes)

• It was wonderful to give and receive Yuletide greetings this season, not only on the regular Liberty Net sessions, but also on the special holiday edition of the Liberty Net that took place on Christmas Eve. (31 minutes)

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Liberty Net: December 19, 2015

KA2YLZ-qsl2by Kevin Strom, WB4AIO

FRED STARK, KA2YLZ, helps us run the Liberty Net chat room every time the net is live. He keeps order and has also been instrumental in fostering new friendships and a sense of fun and community there. This week Fred was admitted to the hospital because of fluid accumulating around his heart. He’s had surgery in the last few days and is now recovering. He expects to be home by New Year’s day. We send our very best wishes to Fred for a very quick recovery and return to his work, his family, and his radio endeavors!

Listen: Liberty Net 12/19″]

Here’s my short digest of — and commentary on — a few of the ideas discussed during this week’s net:

• One thing to consider to protect your family in uncertain times is to always have a year’s worth of water and preserved food on hand. Since no preserved food has an infinite shelf life, one should have an organized first-in first-out storage plan in which the food is always consumed well before it reaches its storage time limit. (2 minutes)

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