Who Am I?
Love me, feed me, never leave me!
In memoriam Jules E. Rogister (1925 - 2014).
My father passed away in December 2014, a few months short of
his 90th birthday. He was a teacher, engineer and research scientist
with varied hobby interests such as classical music, philately, photography,
geology, countries & people. He was a keen amateur astronomer and closely
followed developments in science and technology till the very end. In his late
seventies his eyesight deteriorated and he could no longer see the stars.
I learned a lot from him, people tell me that my
engineering approach is much alike. He was an advocate of life-long learning and
though he was not a radio amateur, he mastered an electronics course in his
younger years. He was supportive in me studying for the R.A.E. and did not mind
me [in my naïve younger years] plunking an 18m lattice mast in ‘his’ back
garden! He took an interest in my ham activities be it following me on my
excursions in Africa or more recently my SOTA hill walking in Ireland. I vividly
recall the many discussions we had on astronomy including the effects of the sun
on radio signal propagation.
He had his own laptop, his "window onto the world" as he
used to say, and stayed in touch via email and Skype. Sadly he has now signed
off for ever.
He will be deeply missed.
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