Re: Corey

John W. Smith

Wow, what a throw back!

John, KC0HSB

On 6/2/2020 3:55 PM, Chris Swisher wrote:
One of only a few videos of Corey doing what he did best, with a
little help from his friends.

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 11:47 PM Bill McFarland - N0AXZ
<billmcfarland10@... <mailto:billmcfarland10@...>> wrote:

Corey Mesenbrink, KC0YNS, passed away Thursday night, 5/28 2020 at
his home. It was an accident in the home.

Most of you on this list would have known Corey, or talked with
him on the radio. In the past year he was on DMR, BYRG, all the
time, but before he temporarily lost access to his massive Shack,
you heard him on many of the local repeaters, and faithfully
delivering traffic on 3.963 MHz. He had a large complement of ham
radios and antennas at his home near Hallsville. I called it RF Hill.

His email signature block read:

DTS. Digital Traffic System

RRI Radio Relay International

Missouri Traffic Net 3.963

Assistant Emergency Coordinator BCARES

And he was all that and more. He enjoyed buying and selling radios
and gear, and attending hamfests when he was still able. He was
always ready to offer a piece from his “junk” boxes to any who
might need that piece. He enjoyed talking to people on the radio,
and DMR gave him that chance from his wheelchair in the house.

He was instrumental in both local radio clubs in Columbia serving
in several capacities for many years. He was an early adopter of
Winlink using it for his digital traffic role. He had several
linear amplifiers and didn’t believe much in QRP. He liked to have
his 75M dipole good and resonant at 3.963 MHz, and insisted that
K0PHP and I shorten the wires by 6 inches just last Saturday
(5/23/20) to make him happy when he dumped his 1 KW amplifier on
it. Guess that won’t happen now.

Rest in peace, my friend,

Bill N0AXZ

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