ARRL East Bay Section

Silent Key: Frank Rogue, WB6IIV – L.A.R.K. Life Member

Posted by k6jeb on July 11th, 2008

Livermore Amateur Radio Klub, Life Member, Frank Rogue, WB6IIV passed away on the morning of Wednesday, July 9th 2008.

Frank was a positive individual and lifetime advocate of Amateur Radio. Frank thought that amateur radio activities not only help the community but the individuals involved. He had belonged to several amateur radio clubs here in the tri-valley and the RCARC (Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club) in North Carolina.

Frank and I had a great time at the Dayton Hamvention a few years back . . . his first visit to the Dayton Hamvention. He drove up from North Carolina with Clyde Williams, W4YQY and they both enjoyed seeing all the vintage and new amateur equipment. Frank was sharp and he stayed current with the new technology, thus understanding how the new equipment operated and how best to use its benefits.

After Frank’s retirement from the Electronics Engineering Department of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, he taught some astronomy class, earthquake measuring classes and a special class involved HP spectrum analyzers: there function, application and operation at his home in Livermore. We are talking about giving time, energy, knowledge and asking nothing in return . . . this is a Leader by Example.

He and his wife Margie enjoyed many activities together including celebrating his 76th birthday in April of this year. Margie was very supportive for Frank during his recent health crisis and bout with cancer. I am sure she will continue to benefit by our prayers and positive thoughts. Memorials may be made to:

Stoneville First Baptist Church,
308 main Street,
Stoneville, N.C. 27048


Hospice of Rockingham County,
2150 N.C.65
Wentworth, N.C. 27375

Respectfully yours,
Robert Jensen, KK6GN