Jim Tabor, KU5S, passed away at his home in Greenwood, Arkansas on May 27; he was 54. A longtime ARRL member, Tabor was head of Kangaroo Tabor Software
, which published various programs for radio amateurs, such as the WinCAP
propagation prediction software, GeoAlert-Extreme Wizard
, Beacon-Time Wizard
and ID Wizard
. Dean Straw, N6BV, who edited several recent editions of The ARRL Antenna Book
, remembered Tabor fondly: "Over the course of about a dozen years, Jim provided ARRL with some of his most innovative propagation programs, and allowed us to include them on the CD-ROM accompanying The ARRL Antenna Book
. I worked closely with Jim on several such projects, and he was always thorough and analytic in his approach to such collaborations. But more than that, Jim was simply a great guy to work with. I shall miss his unfailingly polite and down-home, gentle demeanor. Jim will remain in my memory a soft-spoken, gentle and talented man, a true gentleman."