Bill McNamee, KB0WHN, passed away this last week. As mentioned at the November club meeting, Bill had just a few weeks to live. The club sends its condolences to all of Bill's Family.

Bill was a long time member of the club. He always enjoyed participating in Nixa Bike Ride and the Tour de Bass. Thanks to Bill, the club was able to get it's original 444.275 UHF repeater when his employer, Associated Wholesale Grocers, de-commissioned the Motorola R1225 repeater and Bill asked for and obtained permission for us to have it. The repeater was not working when I received it, but myself and Doug Schumpert, K5DPS, took the repeater apart and located the problem and fixed it.

Bill was also very involved with the fundraiser for the 53.270 repeater project, and for raising funds by collecting the Price Cutter bucks when they had that problem.

Bill will be missed and his contributions and willingness to be actively involved in the club were greatly appreciated.