Dave Kope, KJ6AZQ,SK passed away last week after a year-long battle with a lung ailment. Dave was a graduate mechanical engineer from Fresno State. He worked on high-tech medical instruments, and his favorite work was building and operating half-scale, live-steam locomotives at Hillcrest Farm in Reedley. He applied his radio skills to improving railroad operations, as well as enjoying contacts with his many ham friends. He is sincerely missed.