Steve Draper N5SD called me yesterday to inform me that Phil Rankin KØPR passed away yesterday September 5th. He had been living in Garfield Arkansas and had battled long term illness that he could not recover from.
Phil was very much a part of the Pittsburg Repeater Organization "PRO" group and was instrumental in the development of amateur radio and radio communications in the four states area.
His QRZ page tells a lot of his story... and he will be missed. No word yet on services but when we learn details we will pass it on. Please keep his family in your prayers.