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Sad Day, The Passing of Vic Poor
Vic Poor (W5SMM, M/V Tortoise), passed away this morning after a long illness. Vic was a contributor to the early development of microprocessors and what is now our cellular telephone system. As a cruising sailor himself, Vic built the APLINK system and was the principal architect of Winlink Classic and Winlink 2000 (WL2K). Together with others including Rick Muething, Jim Corenman, and StanHoney, cruising sailors across the world owe their reliable communications over SSB to Vic and the team he worked with.
For those who recognize the impact Vic had on communication from cruisers at sea, you can send your thoughts to W5SMM@auspiciousworks.com
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay
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