With a very heavy heart, I must inform you of the passing of Ron Barnes, K9NHP. Ron was the driving force behind the heavily used and maintained repeater system formally called, The Nebraska Hub”. Ron was also the Dakota and Thurston County EC in Nebraska. Ron would hold live ARES training nets and helped wherever he could. Ron will be missed by many! Please keep Patty and family in your prayers as they go through this time in life. Ron Barnes, K9NHP /SK R.I.P

Mike Gill, WØMEG ARRL NE Nebraska DEC

Ed Holloway, KØRPT ARRL NE SEC