Marc Tarplee, N4UFP

WA2EMF

BOB BACHARACH 1945 – 2021

Bob Bacharach, WA2EMF, passed away on 30 March 2021.  Originally from Queens, NY, he was first licensed in 1959 as WV2EMF and in 1950 he upgraded to a General Class license and a new call, WA2EMF, that he would hold for the rest of his life. He was a veteran of the US Navy and alumnus of NYU. His career as an IT professional spanned more than 4 decades, including employment at Airborne Instrument Laboratories, Estee Lauder, Brookhaven National Laboratories, and Superior Washer.

Bob with one of his first stations

Bob had been a member of YCARS since his arrival in Rock Hill in 1991. He served as club president in 2002, and was Hamfest Chair from 2003 to 2008. He served as an Assistant Section Manager in the ARRL Field Organization of the South Carolina Section from 2010 until his death. He was an active amateur who enjoyed DX’ing, contesting, public service communications, and traffic handling. He had a wide circle of friends inside and outside the amateur radio community and the only people who didn’t like him were people he had yet to meet. He was also quite a raconteur, with a well-developed sense of humor and the gift of being able to see the lighter side of almost any situation.

Silent Key Ceremonies will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021 – during the Hoodlum Net (22:00 local) 28.340Mhz USB, and during the YCARS 2 Meter Evening Net (20:30 local) Monday April 12, 2021.

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