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Monday, June 3, 2013

Radio Amateur among three veteran storm chasers killed by Oklahoma tornado.

Three Veteran storm chasers Tim Samaras WJ0G, Paul Samaras, and, Carl Young, died Friday night in an EF3 tornado near El Reno, Oklahoma.

Tim was a ham since he was 12 years old and loved the hobby. His wife Kathy -N0LGA is also a ham but is not active. They recently moved to Bennett, CO and purchased a foreclosed home with 35 acres. Tim noted on his QRZ page that "People in the country seem to enjoy raising horses, cows, chickens, Llamas, Alpacas, winter wheat, etc. I came out here to raise antennas!" 

I double checked my log to see if I had a QSO with Tim but did not find one. From everything that I have read about him, he embodied everything good about the hobby. 

His QRZ page is HERE  and Southgate has a nice video HERE
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