Long time FlexRadio team member Ken Simmons, K5UHF, SK

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It is with a heavy heart we inform you of the sudden passing of one of our long time FlexRadio team members and friend, Ken Simmons, K5UHF.  Ken died at home in his sleep on May 4th.  Many of us saw him at work the day before in great spirits and appearing in good health.  He was excited and having fun on the project he was working on at the time.  

I first met Ken about 20 years ago when I bought a tri-bander beam from him, which is still on my roof.  Ken was the first person to come to my home to see the prototype of the SDR-1000 around the year 2000.  He told me that, "You really don't realize what you have there."  Ken volunteered to design an enclosure for the SDR-1000 and then subsequently designed every enclosure in the FlexRadio product line including Maestro.  He also designed much of the circuitry in the FLEX-3000 and the entire FLEX-VU5K module.

Ken was well known in the VHF/Microwave community for many years as a serious microwave rover enthusiast.  Ken has many friends across the amateur radio community that will miss him very much.  

We at FlexRadio morn his loss as a dear friend and valued colleague.  In his memory...

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Gerald - K5SDR, Employee

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David DeVos

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Praying for Ken's family, and for the FlexRadio family as well.
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Joe WD5Y

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I know he will be missed very much by his family and friends. His family and friends are in our prayers and thoughts.

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George Molnar, KF2T, Elmer

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Deep condolences to Ken's family and the FRS family.
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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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My condolences to and prayers for Ken's family as well as the entire flex community.
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Michael Coslo

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Condolences to Ken's family and the Flex family
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Dave Gipson

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Indeed a sad day. Condolences to all.
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Ken - NM9P

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Very sorry to hear his passing.  
God's peace and strength to you all.
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Mike - W8MM

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Prayers for Ken and his family.